SJ3697 : Former railway bridge at Aintree

taken 4 years ago, near to Aintree, Sefton, Great Britain

Former railway bridge at Aintree
Former railway bridge at Aintree
The bridge once carried the LMSR's Fazakerley and North Mersey Branch line across the still extant Liverpool to Aintree route. It is now part of National Cycle Network route 62.
Liverpool Extension Line (NCN62)

Opened in 1879/80 by the Cheshire Lines Committee, this important freight artery ran from Hunts Cross on the Liverpool to Manchester line northwards to Aintree, where it met lines from various directions. Although principally a freight line, there was some local passenger traffic and it also served as a useful route for charter trains to Aintree race course.

The line closed in 1975, and since the 1980s it has formed part of Sustrans' National Cycle Network route 62 (Fleetwood to Selby).

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Date Taken
Saturday, 4 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 14 November, 2017
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Paths  Railways 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3651 9741 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:28.1748N 2:57.4749W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 3653 9741
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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