NZ2030 : Newton Cap Viaduct : Rail to Road Conversion

taken 11 years ago, near to Escomb, County Durham, Great Britain

Newton Cap Viaduct  : Rail to Road Conversion
Newton Cap Viaduct : Rail to Road Conversion
Built in 1857 as a railway viaduct, closed 1968, re-opened to carry the A687, 1995. The 15th century, Skirlaw Bridge, built by Walter de Skirlaw of Durham 1388-1406. It has two arches: one a pointed one 91ft across and a rounded one 101ft wide crossing the River Wear, (bottom right). On the western end is a stone inscribed "Edward Palfreys Leap 1744".
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Sunday, 21 January, 2007   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 21 January, 2007
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Viaduct   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 206 303 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:40.0469N 1:40.8720W
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