Bridge 406 HHH - Burrell Street, London, UK
N 51° 30.361 W 000° 06.211
30U E 701007 N 5710076
Quick Description: This rail bridge carries trains over Burrell Street in a roughly north to south direction.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 4/23/2012 11:06:55 AM
Waymark Code: WME9NP
The photo is taken from a position approximately 20 metres west of the bridge.
The bridge is a brick construction arch bridge that carries the railway over a road. The rails, that are still in use, connect Blackfriars and Elephant and Castle stations. This bridge is rather interesting in construction. The west side of the bridge, where the main photo was taken, shows the bridge as an arch bridge. From the eastern side the bridge looks different (see photos). The arch can be seen but it appears that the bridge has been extended a few metres to the east, probably to allow another track. Part of the bridge can be seen hanging over the road.
Arch bridges, due to their constructed shape, do not have a consistent clearance above the road from one side to the other. This means that large road vehicles may sometimes hit the bridge. In the event of that happening, there is a notice attached to the bridge, giving a phone number and bridge identification. This enables the unlucky road user to advise the rail network of his mishap.
The notice, for this bridge, reads:
"This is bridge 406 HHH
between Blackfriars - Elephant and Castle
In the event of any road vehicle striking the bridge please phone
020 7928 4616
as quickly as possible. The safety of trains may be affected."
Bridge Type: Arch
Bridge Usage: Railroad
Moving Bridge: This bridge is static (has no moving pieces)
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