Hay Bridge

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Bridge 26. Hay Bridge allows the main road between Bridgnorth and Highley to pass underneath the Severn Valley Railway. Much of the bridge was replaced by the SVRSevern Valley RailwaySVRA:Severn Valley Railway AssociationSVRS:Severn Valley Railway Society in 1975 as part of a programme of work to upgrade the line and increase the permitted axle weight of locomotives using it, although the main girder still carries a plaque showing “Brymbo 1861”.

The low clearance makes the bridge subject to strikes by road vehicles, a notable example being in May 1994 when a skip lorry demolished the west-side walkway and moved the main girders two feet out of alignment!

See also

List of infrastructure