I was thinking of Hill's Tramroad but that beats it by a century.The oldest railway bridge in the world is still standing - Causey Arch in Co Durham- completed 1727
A most impressive feature - My wife wasn't too impressed when I told her our destination for the day but she, like me, was blown away when we got there!
There is a significant piece of history that this line (the Buckinghamshire Railway) connected to that's still in place - namely the Rewley Road Swing Bridge. Designed by George Stephenson, opened in 1851, it allowed access to/from Rewley Road Station (now the site of the Säid Business School) - the station building is now at Quainton.- Disused trackbed (for a railway co. I can't remember) which joined the line through Oxford at what is now the Up Carriage Sidings.
Ah yes - I've seen that a couple of times. I never knew it was designed by Stephenson or that it was that old - thanks!There is a significant piece of history that this line (the Buckinghamshire Railway) connected to that's still in place - namely the Rewley Road Swing Bridge. Designed by George Stephenson, opened in 1851, it allowed access to/from Rewley Road Station (now the site of the Säid Business School) - the station building is now at Quainton.
It's a scheduled monument, though it's in a pretty poor state. It's been transferred from NR to the Oxford Preservation Trust who are looking to repair/restore it.
Similar vein: I have a feeling there is a semaphore (distant?) standing in a field just north of the old Uffington station site on the route of the old Faringdon branch line which shut Dec 1964 - unless my memory is playing tricks on me?there is a seemingly well maintained semaphore signal guarding a long since removed bridge to hayling island.
And a few miles South of Torksey is Fledborough Viaduct, now a cycle route over the Trent.The bridge over the river Trent at Torksey - it last carried a train in November 1959 but it is still there. https://email@example.com,-0.7475168,560m/data=!3m1!1e3
In this vein, Connel Bridge was originally used for railway traffic, but is now a single lane road bridgeThere is a lot of disused railway infrastructure still extant - this thread could go on for years if we kept coming up with examples.
How about disused railway infrastructure that's now used for other purposes? For example, Newton Cap Viaduct on the line from Bishop Auckland to Durham now carries the A689, whilst Swainsley Tunnel in the Manifold Valley now has a minor road running through it.
While it's an interesting survivor, I think Barmouth bridge might rate more highly in the wooden viaduct categoryWooden viaduct at wickam bishop's near witham in essex on the old malden branch line which I believe is the only surviving wooden viaduct in the uk. It has recently or will be fully restored