Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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St. Philip's Viaduct (Bristol)

From Graces Guide
2016. One arch of the Floating Harbour crossing
2016. Closer view, showing earlier Brunel arch
2016. Just east of the Floating Harbour bridge

This carries a series of railway lines on the eastern approach to Bristol Temple Meads Railway Station.

Originally built by I. K. Brunel for the Great Western Railway, it had to cross a variety of streets and also the Floating Harbour in what was, and still is, one of Bristol's less picturesque areas. It had a combination of plain arches, with Gothic/Tudor arches where the railway crossed roads. The Floating Harbour was crossed by a two arch bridge, slightly skewed.

Over time the viaduct and two-span bridge were widened and rendered less attractive, although the skewed northern flank of the bridge across the Floating Harbour is impressive.

The viaduct is well-described in 'Brunel's Bristol Temple Meads'[1]


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Sources of Information

  1. 'Brunel's Bristol Temple Meads' by John Binding, Oxford Publishing Co, 2001