Queens Road Railway Bridge
Planning for the archway's replacement had commenced in 1889, it being acknowledged that the narrow archway was stifling growth. Costs were estimated at a maximum of £7,000 and the corporation was to pay 6/7ths of the cost of this, capped to £6,000 .
In constructing the bridge, the railway track bed had to be raised a metre or two above the previous height in order the span could be put in place prior to demolishing the arch. This could explain the difference in level between the adjacent sidings and the current main-line track.
References & Notes
- British Newspaper Archive Hastings & St. Leonards Observer 5 January 1889 Pg. 0006