Whalley Viaduct :: Shared Description

Probably one of the most photographed structures in this part of Lancashire, the brick viaduct dominates the town of Whalley and is visible from miles around. Built under engineer Flannagan, it uses both red and blue bricks for its 48 arches.

Built for the Blackburn, Clitheroe and North Western Junction Railway, it was opened to traffic on 21 June 1850 after delays due to collapse of the partially built viaduct during construction. Passenger services on the Ribble Valley line ceased in September 1962 but resumed in 1994.

It is, as you might expect, a listed structure (list entry 1164458) but surprisingly only grade 2.
by Stephen Craven
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SD7235 : View towards Whalley Viaduct by Stephen Craven
SD7236 : Whalley Viaduct: downpipes by Stephen Craven
SD7235 : Whalley Viaduct with Sprinter train by Stephen Craven


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Created: Thu, 3 Dec 2015, Updated: Mon, 13 Mar 2017

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