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Crumlin Viaduct

General Information

Beginning of works: 1853
Completion: 1857
Status: demolished

Project Type

Structure: Truss bridge
Function / usage: Railroad (railway) bridge
Material: Iron bridge

Location

Location: , , ,

Technical Information

Dimensions

height 64 m
span lengths 46 m

Materials

piers wrought iron
truss wrought iron
abutments masonry

Chronology

November 1853

Construction begins.

December 1853

First pier is raised.

April 1855

A girder slips and falls while being put in place, killing two and injuring one worker.

December 1855

Main structural works completed.

May 1857

Load testing with 6 locomotives loaded with lead. The maximum deflections were within an inch and a half.

1928

Double track is replaced by a single one due to heavier traffic loads.

1964

Railway traffic is discontinued on the line.

13 June 1964

Last passenger train passes over the bridge.

Notes

The viaduct no longer exists, but the abutments can still be seen on the valley sides.

Participants

Design
Metal construction

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20002278
  • Date created
    11/11/2001
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016