Bristol, South West England, England, United Kingdom
|Coordinates:||51° 26' 59.30" N 2° 34' 51.61" W|
|track hall 1||main span||22.6 m|
|track hall 3||span||38.1 m|
Opening of Temple Meads Station as terminus to the Great Western Railway [GWR]. The initial train shed lies behind a Tudor façade which include the GWR offices. The sheds themselves (designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel) are a series of cantilevers supported on cast-iron columns with many embellishments such as curved brackets at the springings and timber pendants giving an appearance of a hammerbeam roof.
The train shed is extended to almost twice its length with the construction of a second shed.
A third shed is constructed over a curved section of track as Temple Meads Station is also used as Terminus to the Midland Railway.
- Isambard Kingdom Brunel (designer)
Relevant Web Sites
- Civil Engineering Heritage. Wales and West Central England. 2nd edition, Thomas Telford Publishing, London (United Kingdom), ISBN 9780727725769, pp. 134-135. (1997):
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