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Revision as of 10:04, 29 November 2021

1877.

The public opening occurred on the 12th August,1839

The viaduct was built to carry the Birmingham and Derby Junction Railway over the river Anker and later became part of the Midland Railway.

The viaduct was begun by George Stephenson but completed by his son Robert Stephenson in 1839.

Although only 7 m. high ithe Anker Viaduct is built with massive proportions in rock-faced sandstone with 18 arches of 10 m. span and is over 200 m. long. It has a distinctively wide cornice.

Location

The railway crosses the river Anker near Amington Road on the south east side of Tamworth, accessed from the A51

See Also

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Sources of Information

  • [1] Our Transport heritage