SD7208 : Burnden Viaduct

near to Bolton, Great Britain

Burnden Viaduct
Burnden Viaduct
This viaduct was originally opened in 1848 for the Liverpool and Bury (later the Lancashire and Yorkshire) Railway. The line was closed to passenger traffic in 1951 and then closed completely in 1970. The embankment to the right of the viaduct (as we look in this picture) formed one end of Bolton Wanderers' Burnden Park Football Stadium. All other traces of the railway embankment have gone; presumably the only thing saving the viaduct from demolition is its Grade II listed status (LinkExternal link British Listed Buildings).

When built, the viaduct crossed the River Croal and the Manchester, Bolton and Bury Canal. The latter has long since been filled in and now the busy A666 (St Peter's Way) passes under this end of the viaduct.
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Monday, 2 April, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 2 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways  Derelict, Disused 
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A666 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7262 0824 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.2027N 2:24.8947W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7255 0832
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