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Steventon listed railway bridge saved from demolition.


A Grade ll listed railway bridge has been saved from demolition after a campaign by villagers.

The span, at Steventon, Oxfordshire, was due to be replaced by a higher bridge as part of the electrification of the Great Western Mainline.

Network Rail said tests had confirmed the bridge could remain so long as trains ran at lower speeds.

Steventon Parish Council, which first objected to the demolition in 2016, said it was "pleased and relieved".

The bridge is thought to have been built in 1839 by Victorian engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, according to its Historic England listing.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...eporting-story


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