New Railway Bridge

West Sussex Gazette – 31.07.1862.

The New Railway Bridge Over The River Arun. – The new railway bridge, with two lines of rails thereon, was opened for traffic on Sunday last. Captain Tyler, the Government Inspector, made a survey of the bridge, and the signals adapted to the new diversion of the line, on the previous Thursday. Great efforts have been made to get this bridge ready for the traffic of the Goodwood week, and the public will be pleased to find that these efforts were successful, and that the danger arising from the whole of the traffic being carried over the bridge with a single line of rails has been obviated. The last train which passed over the old bridge was the parliamentary down train from London on Sunday last. Immediately this had left the Ford Station the good old bridge, which has lasted 16 years – and which will be remembered as a monument of the ingenuity and good work of Mr. John Eede Butt, of Littlehampton – was drawn over for the last time; and the work of dismantling began.

Jun. 2006

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