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© Mr David Cant

IoE Number: 339209
Location: RAILWAY BRIDGE, FALL LANE
  HALIFAX, CALDERDALE, WEST YORKSHIRE
Photographer: Mr David Cant
Date Photographed: 23 March 2003
Date listed: 19 July 1988
Date of last amendment: 19 July 1988
Grade II

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SOWERBY BRIDGEFALL LANESE 0623-072313/68Railway Bridge-II

SOWERBY BRIDGE FALL LANE SE 0623-0723 13/68 Railway Bridge - II Railway bridge. c1840, parapet rebuilt. By George Stephenson. For the Manchester and Leeds Railway Company. Rock-faced stone. The bridge rises to the southern bank. 3 tall segmental arches with voussoirs aligned to courses. Stepped canted pilaster buttresses. Ashlar band and tooled cyma-section band below parapet which has flat ashlar coping and pyramidal capstones above buttresses. At south end parapet continues as ramped wall. At north end parapet continues as wall terminating in pier as buttresses. The first part of the Manchester to Leeds Rail- way was opened as far as Sowerby Bridge in 1840; the section to Leeds; was opened subsequently. Sowerby Bridge, Chamber of Trade and Commerce Official Tourist Guide.

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