SK3827 : Melbourne Line railway viaduct 4

taken 2 years ago, near to Weston-on-Trent, Derbyshire, Great Britain

Melbourne Line railway viaduct  4
Melbourne Line railway viaduct 4
The underside of the viaduct showing the cast iron piers and the wrought iron girder structure.
Railway viaduct over the River Trent near Melbourne
Built in 1867 by the Midland Railway as part of its Derby to Ashbourne branch.

It consists of 5 equal spans of wrought iron girders supported on circular cast iron piers in sets of 5. The main girders are of plate form, with stiffening ribs, the outer girders being latticed, partly for decorative reasons. The outer piers are topped with brackets with decorative spandrels. There are decorative cast iron balustrades running the full length of the viaduct.

The railway finally closed in 1980, the track being lifted in 1988 after which the viaduct was restored to become part of National Cycle Route 6.

The viaduct is Listed Grade II.
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SK3827, 69 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 6 March, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 March, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
Former (from Tags)
Railway Viaduct 
Period (from Tags)
Mid 19th Century 
Date (from Tags)
1867 
Material (from Tags)
Cast Iron  Wrought Iron 
Bridge (from Tags)
Girder 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3889 2748 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:50.6058N 1:25.4430W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 3888 2746
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Railway Viaduct Over River  Grade II Listed 

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