EYO6542 - Scarborough Railway Bridge




Location Scarborough Railway Bridge
Grid reference Centred SE 5962 5206 (34m by 52m)
Map sheet SE55SE
Unitary Authority City of York, North Yorkshire



York Archaeological Trust





On the 16th November 2018 York Archaeological Trust conducted a building recording exercise at Scarborough Railway Bridge, York. The work was undertaken for Amco Giffen to as part of planning consent for 17/03049/FULM. The bridge was built in 1845 to service the York and North Midland Railway Line from York to Scarborough. The bridge consists of a modern steel track deck carried by stone abutments and a central pier. The abutments and pier date to 1845 when the bridge carried a cast iron track deck. The track deck was replaced with the construction of York Station in 1877 with wrought iron lattice girders. The late 19th-century track deck survived until 2015 when it was replaced with a wider steel deck, carried by the original abutments and pier.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2019. Scarborough Railway Bridge.
  • --- Unpublished document: *Alan Baxter. 2017. Scarborough Bridge HER ST.
  • --- Unpublished document: York Archaeological Trust. 2019. Scarborough Rail and Footbridge WB.

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

  • Scarborough Bridge (Building)

Record last edited

Jul 22 2019 4:00PM


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