[Talk-GB] Railway bridge numbers

Andy Mabbett andy at pigsonthewing.org.uk
Tue Apr 9 13:39:59 UTC 2013

All railway bridges (over- and under-) in the UK have a unique number.
often carried on a metal (more recently plastic) identification plate,
or painted on:


Among other things, these are used to speedily identify the bridge in
case of a vehicle strike which may pose a danger to trains or other


Do we have a scheme for tagging UK railway bridges with their numbers?
I have looked on Wiki, and can't find anything, and my local bridges
are either not tagged; or tagged (for example) ref = B4124:


which does not identify that number as being a NetworkRail reference
(if indeed it is, being on a road overbridge maintained by the local

If we do not have something more specific, I'm happy to draft
something for discussion.

Andy Mabbett

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