TQ1195 : Bushey Arches

taken 10 years ago, near to Watford, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Bushey Arches
Bushey Arches
This well-known landmark is a five arched viaduct completed around 1835 to take the London to Birmingham Railway over the London Road. Only the central arch, on the left here, is skewed. The others, including the two out of the image to the left, are square on to the railway. The underside of the newer metal viaduct installed on the eastern side when the railway was widened is just visible. Today the A411 road passes eastbound through this skewed central arch but this is also a roundabout with traffic passing through the far arch too. The cost of the construction of the viaduct in the 1830s was 9,700. The buildings visible through the arch are on Chalk Hill.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 July, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 July, 2007
Category
Viaduct   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 118 954 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:38.7775N 0:23.1337W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 118 955
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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