Railway bridges

A (hopefully) comprehensive listing

Last update 27 March 2021

Additional information is always gratefully received, whether entirely new records (particularly historical records) or information to fill in gaps or correct errors, via the contact link under the Miscellaneous entry in the navigation bar above. Thank you.

Introduction

There are thousands of bridges over and under the railway system. These pages attempt to list many of them with their mileages and selected other details. Linked pages are presented in PDF format by line of route and open in a new tab. ELRs in the titles link to the relevant ELR pages on this site. Each file may cover several ELRs but are set out by Line Routes below, to allow the reader to follow as if on a complete journey end to end.

These listings were inspired by curiosity as to what the missing bridge numbers observed on many railway journeys represented, using historical mapping and other information to determine what and where they may have been. Some distances may differ from those elsewhere in this site's pages as data sources are not always the same. However, they have been linked as best as possible. It is not planned to update these individual files.

These tables were compiled by Vernon Smith, who would like to thank Jan Duraj for the inspiration to research the data. Jan sadly lost his life to Covid19 in early 2021.

East Coast Main Line

West Coast Main Line

Scotland

Elizabeth Line

London Overground

Anglia

Other files will be added as they are completed. Keep track of progress here.

Key to text presentation conventions

Bold = existing bridges Bold italic = existing locations Light italic = former/historical locations Red = stations Deep red = level crossings Brown = ventilation shafts Purple = junctions Black, grey = bridges and culverts Green = tunnel portals Bright blue = viaducts Deep blue = boundaries

Fuller details of tunnels, viaducts and stations can be found on the appropriate pages.