SO5728 : Former railway viaduct

taken 11 months ago, near to Baysham, Herefordshire, Great Britain

Former railway viaduct
Former railway viaduct
Visible in the centre of this shot are the remains of Strangford viaduct, one of four crossings of the River Wye made by the old Gloucester- Hereford railway between Ross on Wye and Hereford. Three of these viaducts - Backney, Strangford and Ballingham - were more or less identical until March 1947, when floodwater from the melting snows of that year's harsh winter brought down the central pillar of Strangford viaduct. The Great Western Railway rebuilt the viaduct, demolishing the two adjacent pillars and replacing them with stronger (but less picturesque!) concrete ones which were strong enough to support a longer central span thus doing away with the need to replace the central pillar. The "new" viaduct was in use for less than 20 years: the line closed completely between Ross on Wye and Hereford on 4th November 1964. A closer view of the viaduct can be found at SO5728 : Remains of rail bridge at Strangford over the River Wye.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 January, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 January, 2019
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Railways  Derelict, Disused 
Place (from Tags)
Strangford 
County (from Tags)
Herefordshire 
River (from Tags)
Wye(Herefordshire) 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Infrastructure 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 5778 2861 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:57.2619N 2:36.9461W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 5731 2892
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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Old Railway  Viaduct Remains  Ploughed Field  Sheep  Agriculture 

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