SJ9590 : Marple Viaduct

taken 6 years ago, near to Compstall, Stockport, Great Britain

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Marple Viaduct
Marple Viaduct
A Manchester to Sheffield train crosses the nineteenth century Grade II Listed viaduct over the River Goyt. Viewed from the towpath of the Peak Forest Canal on the eighteenth century Grade I Listed aqueduct.

The viaduct was originally built for the Marple, New Mills & Hayfield Junction Railway. Built between 1862 and 1863, it opened in 1865.

LinkExternal link Engineering Timelines, Marple Viaduct

LinkExternal link Marple Railway Viaduct, British Listed Buildings
River Goyt
The Goyt rises on the moors of Axe Edge, near the Cat and Fiddle Inn. It runs from the Errwood and Fernilee reservoirs, north of Buxton to Stockport where it joins the River Tame LinkExternal link to form the Mersey.

It is also fed by the River Etherow which flows from the Woodhead reservoirs and joins near Marple Bridge, the River Sett which joins at New Mills and Todd Brook which joins at Horwich End.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 28 November, 2012   (more nearby)
Friday, 30 November, 2012
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Railways 
River (from Tags)
River Goyt 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9554 9009 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.4564N 2:4.1133W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9551 9005
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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