SP2054 : Tramway Bridge

near to Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Tramway Bridge
Tramway Bridge
This bridge used to carry the horse drawn tramway from Stratford upon Avon to Moreton in Marsh and Shipston on Stour. The GWR converted the Moreton in Marsh to Shipston on Stour sections into a "conventional" steam railway by 1889. Occasional horse drawn traffic, mainly for the carriage of lime, continued on this length from Longdon Road to Stratford upon Avon; however the line gradually became derelict. It was briefly cleared and inspected in 1904 with a view to refurbishment; however, the rails were finally lifted in 1918 to provide scrap for the war effort. The Longdon Road - Stratford upon Avon section was finally formally abandoned in the GWR Act of 1926, exactly 100 years after the line opened.

The line ran mainly beside the road and through open countryside and most of the route can still be followed today. As well as the tramway bridge in Stratford SP2054 : The Tramway Bridge leading to the Boathouse and roadside sections such as SP2447 : Course of the Stratford-upon-Avon and Moreton Tramway there are locations where the original stone block "sleepers" can still be seen SP2245 : Stone block tramway sleeper.
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