This impressive (and pioneering) example of Victorian civil engineering is known locally as the ‘Hunningham High Bridge‘. The bridge carries an ancient track called Ridgeway Lane (now a county unclassified unmetalled road) over the now-dismantled Rugby to Leamington line. The cutting, approximately 60 feet deep, took the railway through a ridge of high ground between Hunningham Hill and Snowford.
The single-span wrought-iron bridge is of trussed lattice girder construction and when built in 1851 it was the longest such bridge ever constructed. In later years, four lattice columns and cross-ties were added to reinforce the original structure.