Shoreham Bridge over the River Adur, West Susex, c 1850.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Pencil and watercolour by W Richardson of the railway bridge on the London, Brighton & South Coast Railway at Shoreham-by-Sea, the point at which the River Adur flows into the English Channel. A wooden trestle bridge completed in 1845, this was the first rail crosing to be built over the Adur, enabling the line to continue along the coast to Worthing. In 1911 it was replaced by a steel bridge.