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Deepdale Viaduct

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This impressive iron trestle viaduct at Deepdale on the Stainmore Railway was demolished in the 1960s.

Designed by Thomas Bouch and Robert H. Bow, and constructed by Gilkes, Wilson and Co of Midllesbrough. The trestles and lattice girders were assembled from standardised components (also used for Beelah Viaduct), with the aid of a small travelling crane, enabling 80 men to build the viaduct in just 47 days.

The piers' trestle legs were assembled from flanged cast iron 'pipes' of 12" diameter, 15 ft long, cross-braced by wrought iron beams and tie bars. The piers were spaced at 65 ft centres, and the tallest was 175 ft high. The lattice girders were approx 6 ft 6" deep.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Illustrated Times - Saturday 30 April 1859