River Irwell Railway bridge

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River Irwell Railway Bridge

The River Irwell Railway Bridge, is a stone railway bridge of 1830 by George Stephenson near Water Street in Manchester, England.[1] It forms part of Liverpool Road railway station, the world's first passenger railway line.[2] The bridge was designated a Grade I listed building on 20 June 1988.[2]

The bridge is constructed as "two segmental arches on a slightly skewed plan".[1] Its span measures 66 feet (20 m).[3]



  • Hartwell, Clare; Hyde, Matthew; Pevsner, Nikolaus (2004), Lancashire: Manchester and the South East, The Buildings of England, New Haven, CT; London: Yale University Press, ISBN 0-300-10583-5 

Coordinates: 53°28′40″N 2°15′36″W / 53.4779°N 2.2599°W / 53.4779; -2.2599