Huntspill River Structures

Puriton Rail Bridge

Bridge Name:   Puriton Rail Bridge
No.:   5
Build Date:   1942
Engineer:   Mr J.M.Hitchen M.I.C.E. M.I.M.E Deputy Chief Engineer to the Somerset River Catchment Board

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Five spans-one 50ft main steel span and two 16ft spans of reinforced concrete, carried on reinforced concrete piles, driven through the soft clay and peat beds to rock lying at a depth of 80 ft below railway track level; the piles are 65ft in length, and each weighed about 7.5tons.
References:   Capture Highbridge – Drainage of the Brue Valley