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Lower Lydbrook Viaduct

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You would be there if you were looking at the photograph on the information board situated near the River Wye (one of many excellent displays provided by the Wye Valley authorities at sites of historical interest)
Another photo from the information board
Surviving masonry at the eastern end of the former arches on the eastern bank
Nature is showing its disregard for mere masonry. Fence post is made from GWR broad gauge rail produced by Panteg Steelworks
This was probably a length of rail ('nail plate') from an early tramway

The viaduct, at Lydbrook, Forest of Dean, Glos., came into use in 1874, and was demolished in 1965.

Clearly there are limits to the appeal of a demolished viaduct, but it is an interesting area to explore in the search for remains. For more information, see Lydbrook Iron Works.

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