TQ1480 : The Wharncliffe Viaduct from Brent Meadow (snow scene)

taken 9 years ago, near to Southall, Ealing, Great Britain

The Wharncliffe Viaduct from Brent Meadow (snow scene)
The Wharncliffe Viaduct from Brent Meadow (snow scene)
The viaduct built in 1836-7, was constructed for the opening of the Great Western Railway.

It is situated between Southall and Hanwell stations.

It was Brunel?s first major structural design and the first contract to be let on his Great Western Railway.

The viaduct carries trains across the Brent valley at an elevation of 65ft.

Constructed of engineering brick, the 900ft long bridge has 8 arches. The supporting piers are hollow and tapered, rising to projecting stone cornices that held up the arch centring during construction.

The contractor was the partnership of Thomas Grissell and Samuel Morton Peto. The cost was 40,000.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 3 February, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 2 March, 2009
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Viaduct   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 14970 80390 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.6450N 0:20.6805W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 15041 80159
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