London Road Viaduct or the New Bridges, in St Ives

London Road, St Ives,

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Description of London Road Viaduct or the New Bridges at

London Road, St Ives,

 

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This is a legally protected building of historic significance

This location is listed Grade 2* by English Heritage

 

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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A section of the New Bridges

A section of the New Bridges

 

Old Railway Crossing of the New Bridges

Old Railway Crossing of the New Bridges

 

The eastern aspect of the New Bridges viaduct

The eastern aspect of the New Bridges viaduct

 

An arch of the New Bridges in London Road

An arch of the New Bridges in London Road

 

Where the railway crossed the New Bridges

Where the railway crossed the New Bridges

 

Wide angle view of the New Bridges, St Ives

Wide angle view of the New Bridges, St Ives

 

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