Lambley Viaduct

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    "...The viaduct may have been designed by George Barclay Bruce, an eminent Victorian engineer who was involved in the Alston line before leaving for India to pioneer railway construction there. It is a particularly elegant example of Victorian engineering: the river is crossed by nine 17m (56 ft) wide arches which support a deck 32m (105 ft) above the river but, as it carried a single rail track, only 3.5m (11.5 ft) wide. The piers to the arches are built of massive rough-faced stones each weighing up to 500kg, with similar-sized stones in ashlar to the main arch voussoirs. The spandrels and piers to the 6m wide (19.7 ft) approach arches are built of coursed rubble masonry. This elegant structure was acquired from the BR Property Board by the North Pennine Heritage Trust in 1996. the trust went into administration in 2011...."
  • Owner

    The Transport Trust
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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    Link: http://www.transportheritage.com/find-heritage-locations.html?sobi2Task=sobi2Details&sobi2Id=172
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Pat Thomson
    Last modified: 3 years, 10 months ago
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