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Larpool Viaduct

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at Larpool, near Whitby

High viaduct over the River Esk valley, built to carry the line from Scarborough towards Saltburn and Middlesbrough.

1885 Opened

1965 Closed

Now carries the 23-mile Scarborough to Whitby Railway Path.

Three of the twelve piers are skewed to suit the tidal flow. Engineered by Sir Charles Fox and Sons and designed by C. A. Rowlandson. Construction began in October 1882, finishing two years later on 24th October 1884. The line over it opened in July 1885.[1]

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  1. [1] 'Forgotten Relics' website