SD7209 : Croal Viaduct - 2

near to Bolton, Great Britain

Croal Viaduct - 2
Croal Viaduct - 2
Detail of one of the masonry arches looking through to Dorset Street.
Croal Viaduct
Built in 1847 for the Bolton and Blackburn Railway (later Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway) under the guidance of the engineer Charles Vignoles. It consists of four cast iron skew spans of 76 feet span crossing the River Croal (and now the A666), together with three masonry arches of 36ft at each side.
The main arches each consist of 6 cast iron ribs, with cruciform cast iron bracing struts between the ribs and cast iron openwork spandrels. The ironwork came from the Preston factory of Ogle & Son. Remarkably little modern reinforcement has been added to the structure which continues to carry trains, although now restricted to a single track.
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2012
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 25 July, 2012   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 15 August, 2012
Geographical Context
Railways  Roads, Road transport  Suburb, Urban fringe  Housing, Dwellings 
Bridge (from Tags)
Railway Over Road 
Housing (from Tags)
Terrace 
Road (from Tags)
A673 
Date (from Tags)
1847 
Building Material (from Tags)
Stone and Brick 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 7223 0926 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:34.7516N 2:25.2535W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 72213 09305
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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