TL8211 : Viaduct Vision

near to Wickham Bishops, Essex, Great Britain

Viaduct Vision
Viaduct Vision
This shot shows some construction detail of the last remaining wooden railway viaduct in the country. Wooden Viaducts and bridges were cheap to build and rapid to construct. However wood rots with time and nearly all were replaced with steel or masonry. It was universal that lines that had not merited investment during the course of the 20th century were closed during the Beeching era. This viaduct survived 40 years rotting away. Why it was not demolished as a safety hazard is a mystery to me. It was restored in 1995 and is now a scheduled ancient monument. A long shot of the viaduct can be seen at TL8211 : Last Of The Line
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Saturday, 15 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 18 April, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8241 1178 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.4977N 0:38.5549E
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