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Mercury Bridge, Richmond

Formerly known as Station Bridge, it was renamed Mercury Bridge in 1975 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Royal Corps of Signals in Catterick.

The railway built the bridge to link the Station with the town. It was unusual for a railway owned bridge as it carried a road across a river.

The bridge, with four gothic arches of 52 feet span and 10 feet rise was designed by Robert Stephenson, Engineer–in-Chief of the York & Newcastle Railway and son of George Stephenson.

It still bears the North Eastern Railway cast iron plate '8' at the North end denoting that this was the eighth bridge on the line from Eryholme.

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Taken on August 9, 2016