The Newton Cap Railway Viaduct Conversion

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    Leaflet by the Charted Institution of Highways and Transportation, including history and photos. "Newton Cap Railway Viaduct is a fine example of Victorian engineering and carried the railway high over the River Wear at Bishop Auckland from 1857 to the closure of the railway line in 1968. It was subsequently incorporated into Durham County Council’s network of country walks, but reassumed its importance as a key transport link in 1995 when converted to carry the A689 over the river, replacing the nearby narrow 14th century Bishop Skirlaw Bridge. It is thought to be the first such conversion scheme in the UK..."
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    Charted Institution of Highways and Transportation
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    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 2 months ago
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