Corfe Castle Railway Bridge, Dorset

The refurbishment and alteration of a redundant Victorian railway bridge for the Swanage Railway. The wrought iron bridge, originally from Wimbledon but removed when the Croydon Tramway was introduced, was extended by the installation of a new centre section. It was then transported to it’s new location at Corfe Castle Station and lowered onto cast iron pillars, linking the platforms for the first time in the 121 years and creating a safe passenger crossing. The stairs have been shortened from 23 to 16 steps to meet health and safety standards and Swanage Railway volunteers have saved some of the original oak floorboards to be refitted to the structure.

Completed 2007.

Client
Swanage Railway

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