2012

NY7063 : Alston Arches Viaduct

taken 12 years ago, near to Haltwhistle, Northumberland, England

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Alston Arches Viaduct
Alston Arches Viaduct
This bridge carried the Haltwhistle to Alston branch of the (then) Newcastle and Carlisle Railway Company when it was opened in 1852. The branch line outlived many others, principally because of the difficulties of road travel in winter. It closed in 1976 after a new road was built. For more info about the branch line, see LinkExternal link.

The bridge was restored in 2006 and now has a public footpath across the River South Tyne. See NY7063 : Alston Arches Viaduct (photographed by Stephen McKay).

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NY7063, 275 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Mike Quinn   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 29 March, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 30 March, 2012
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 70926 63644 [1m precision]
WGS84: 54:57.9939N 2:27.3388W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 70905 63662
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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