NZ3166 : Willington Viaduct

taken 4 months ago, near to Willington, North Tyneside, Great Britain

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Willington Viaduct
Willington Viaduct
This mighty structure crosses Willington Dene east of Wallsend and carries the Tyneside Metro. Originally built for the North Shields to Newcastle Railway which opened in 1839, it has an interesting history. The stone piers have been there from the start, but the top structure was originally in laminated timber. This was replaced in 1867-69 by wrought iron, keeping the original shape. The railway was converted to the Metro in the early 1980's and re-opened in 1984. The viaduct was strengthened by additional steel girders inserted inside the wrouht iron framework.
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Monday, 9 March, 2020   (more nearby)
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Friday, 13 March, 2020
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Railways 
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Railway 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3165 6667 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.6168N 1:30.4110W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 3164 6664
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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