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Kilton Beck Viaduct

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Also known as Kilton Viaduct.

No longer visible!

This was a spectacular curving railway viaduct over Kilton Beck, 678 ft long, with thirteen iron girder spans supported by stone piers, reaching a height of 150 feet.

The viaduct's foundations suffered from mining subsidence, and in 1911 it was decided to bury the viaduct by tipping shale spoil to form an embankment instead. It was necessary to construct a concrete culvert to accommodate the water course.

Photos here showing the viaduct before and during tipping, and the concrete culvert.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • [1] Forgotten Relics website - Demolished Viaducts
  • 'British Railway Bridges & Viaducts' by Martin Smith, Ian Allan Publishing, 1994