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Grade II

The Adam Viaduct

Wallgate (off - to SE), Wigan

Listed Date: 23/03/2001
Part of Group: No
At Risk: No
English Heritage Ref: 1 (Link)

Description

Under bridge, set within longer railway embankment. 1946 by the London, Midland and Scottish Railway; chief engineer W K Wallace; contractors Leonard Fairclough Limited. The Adam Viaduct is internationally understood to be the earliest pre-stressed railway bridge in England. Only examples in Switzerland are considered to be earlier.