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A picture of London Road Viaduct or the New Bridges
Built in 1822 this remarkable structure is now Listed Grade II* and was described by English Heritage as follows;
This fifty-five arched, single structure is a unique causeway in the UK in that it is the longest road causeway with the greatest number of continuous brick arches. It predates the brick viaducts of the railway era and is a very significant example of 'Turnpike archaeology', and was considered to be important by the engineer Thomas Telford who visited in 1826. A comparison with other causeways shows that the New Bridges is more extensive in a single stretch and much less altered than other comparable examples.
However today the bricks are beginning to deteriorate and the whole structure is in need of restoration. It is currently recorded on the register of building at risk. Let's hope someone does something about it very soon.
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