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Ribblehead Viaduct

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Ribblehead Viaduct is a railway viaduct across the valley of the River Ribble at Ribblehead, in North Yorkshire, northern England.

It is the longest and most famous viaduct on the Settle and Carlisle Railway. Ribblehead Railway Station is located less than half a mile to the south of the viaduct. Just to the north of it is the Blea Moor Tunnel, the longest tunnel on the Settle-Carlisle Line.

Designed by the engineer John Sydney Crossley. The first stone was laid on 12 October 1870 and the last in 1874.

It is 104 feet high and spans 440 yards and is made up of twenty-four arches. It is located at the foot of the mountain of Whernside.

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