SK7753 : Averham Viaduct

near to Averham, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Averham Viaduct
Averham Viaduct
Carrying the Nottingham to Lincoln railway across the River Trent.
The viaduct is a real mixture of construction techniques. The deck is rivetted and therefore of much earlier date than the piers which are constructed of steel girders. The plate in the top right hand corner states that it was "made & erected by Handyside, Derby & London. Steel makers Alfred Hickman Ltd Bilston & South Durham Steel Co". The latter did not come into being until 1898 so the bridge deck probably dates from around 1900.

River Trent
The River Trent is the third longest river in England (185 miles). It rises on Biddolph Moor, Staffordshire, then follows a generally north east to northerly path to join the River Ouse at Trent Falls. The Ouse & Trent combined form the Humber Estuary.
It is a very important river, economically having a number of Power Stations and industrial sites along its banks. It is navigable as far as Burton-On-Trent.
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2012
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Friday, 14 September, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 18 September, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Railways 
Bridge (from Tags)
Railway Over River 
Building Material (from Tags)
Steel 
River (from Tags)
Trent 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 7709 5387 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:4.5903N 0:51.0435W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 77069 53872
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