Newton Cap Viaduct : Rail to Road Conversion

  • Description

    "Built in 1857 as a railway viaduct, closed 1968, re-opened to carry the A687, 1995. The 15th century, Skirlaw Bridge, built by Walter de Skirlaw of Durham 1388-1406. It has two arches: one a pointed one 91ft across and a rounded one 101ft wide crossing the River Wear, (bottom right). On the western end is a stone inscribed "Edward Palfreys Leap 1744"." Photo by Hugh Mortimer, 2007.
  • Owner

    Hugh Mortimer
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 3 years, 2 months ago
    Viewed: 348 times
    Picture Taken: 2007-01-21
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