TQ1580 : The Wharncliffe Viaduct

taken 2 years ago, near to Southall, Ealing, Great Britain

The Wharncliffe Viaduct
The Wharncliffe Viaduct
The Wharncliffe Viaduct is a brick-built viaduct that carries the Great Western Main Line railway across the Brent Valley, between Hanwell and Southall, Ealing, UK, at an elevation of 65 feet. The viaduct, built in 1836-7, was constructed for the opening of the Great Western Railway (GWR). It is situated between Southall and Hanwell stations, the latter station being only a very short distance away to the east.
The viaduct was the first major structural design by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the first building contract to be let on the GWR project, and the first major engineering work to be completed. It was also the first railway viaduct to be built with hollow piers,
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TQ1580, 185 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 11 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 26 April, 2017
Geographical Context
Suburb, Urban fringe  Railways 
Place (from Tags)
London W7 (Hanwell) 
Primary Subject of Photo
Viaduct 
Building Type (from Tags)
Viaduct 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1502 8041 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.6552N 0:20.6369W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 15058 80282
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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