Viaducts

Here’s some interesting viaduct photos taken on little car journeys, holidays and walks.

Plus a few other local pics.

Denby Dale Viaduct

Denby Dale viaduct is one of my favourite viaducts. I love the curve of the railway, and there are so many places in Denby to view it.

Back to Denby Dale again. This time looking at the arch over the A635. The brickwork over the arch is “on the skew” The second picture is the original arches. The original bridge was wooden with stone arches at each end. The existing viaduct was built along side the wooden one. Fantastic history and info here

 

Below is a pic from the station end. The first arch (apart from the arch over the station road) goes over the A636. The brick construction on the arch curve is amazing.

 

Final pic of the day. Taken just to get the beautiful autumn colours caught in the sunshine through the arch of Denby Dale viaduct.

 

Conisbrough Castle

 

 

 

Tinsley viaduct – from the canal towpath

 

Conisbrough Viaduct

Above. View from top of Conisbrough Castle. Just found out (2020) that the railway doesn’t go over the viaduct any more – there’s a tunnel!

Dent Head Viaduct, Yorkshire Dales. Dent Station is the highest railway station in England

Larpool Viaduct, Nr Whitby. This is the disused original Scarborough Whitby train line, now a cycle path. Cinder Track.

Thirteen arches, Made entirely of bricks. The North Yorks Railway, which used to run from Pickering to Grosmont, now continues to Whitby and passes under this viaduct. But we searched for it by road. It was quite elusive, for such a structure, but we finally found it by trespassing onto a little housing estate on a private road under the first arch.

Ribblehead

If you’re from Yorkshire, Ribblehead does not need an introduction. Probably the most famous viaduct, especially noted for the fantastic views and the sight of the occasional steam train passing over the top.. Below is an unusual shot of the lovely patterns the shadows make.

Here’s another of Ribblehead, taken from the car window on a very damp October morning.

 

Ingleton

Such a surprise, this lovely viaduct at Ingleton. And such a pleasing picture. Makes me want to make a jigsaw of it. Such a strange story about it too. It was hardly used, in the end, due to disputes between railway companies.

 

 

 

Pen-y-ghent -, my favourite hill, taken a’ tops to Halton Gill

Catcliffe

This should be the first one (viadust pic) really. It’s in the village of my birth, Catcliffe. Now known more for it’s 2007 flood as well as other floods before it. The road bridge goes over the river Rother. The river then winds under the viaduct. The road sign shows the roundabout which is just out of view, where turning right takes you under the next arch of the viaduct. I beleive it has 9 arches. At one time, one arch was a pottery shop. I think there was also a car repair business run under there. There’s no railway over the top now. Our famous Glass kiln still stands tall and strong on the land beyond. I was always proud of that landmark

Penistone Viaduct – photo by Wikimedia Commons

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I’m so pleased I am now able to add my own photos (below) of Penistone viaduct. It was a lovely autumn day. The park alongside was not very easy to find but it was a lovely walk. To gain perspective of just how high these arches are, I got close up and almost under it for this shot which my hubby took for me. Just after the photo was taken, and he was walking back towards me, a train went over the top! Oh! To have been just a few minutes later with the photo!

 

 

Saltburn-on Sea

This is a viaduct we found near Saltburn on Sea. I think we were looking at places of interest on Google, before we went. We were finding the “Italian Gardens”, when we saw this in the background so we decided to seek it out. Very tall, the railway is still in use, and spans many arches over this lovely “Mill Field Meadow” and a river. It was quite an interesting drive. When we reached as far as the car could take us we found an unusual steel bench, so I took a photo of that too. It looks a bit lopsided, but i think it was intentional. The chap sitting on it when we got back seemed to think it was OK.

 

Now here’s something different. It’s not in Yorkshire, and it’s not a viaduct. It’s in Obidos, Portugal, and it’s an Aquaduct. Stunning find. And Obidos is beautiful, so I will add a few more pics.

Below: Stanley Aquaduct, Wakefield.

Where the Aire and Calder navigation crosses the river Calder