SJ3894 : Former Townsend Avenue railway bridge

taken 4 years ago, near to West Derby, Liverpool, Great Britain

Former Townsend Avenue railway bridge
Former Townsend Avenue railway bridge
The reason for this substantial structure is that the railway crossed the dual carriageway Townsend Avenue at this point on a highly skewed alignment. Therefore a deep truss bridge that contains the stresses within itself would have been preferable to a traditional arch. See SJ3894 : Disused railway bridge over A580 for a side view.
Liverpool Extension Line (NCN62)

Opened in 1879/80 by the Cheshire Lines Committee, this important freight artery ran from Hunts Cross on the Liverpool to Manchester line northwards to Aintree, where it met lines from various directions. Although principally a freight line, there was some local passenger traffic and it also served as a useful route for charter trains to Aintree race course.

The line closed in 1975, and since the 1980s it has formed part of Sustrans' National Cycle Network route 62 (Fleetwood to Selby).

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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 November, 2017   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 12 November, 2017
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3816 9432 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.5204N 2:55.9472W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3819 9429
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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