Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,360 pages of information and 245,906 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Wetheral Viaduct

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2022. Downstream side. Note pedestrian walkway
This hints at the fine quality of the 1830s masonry
Showing cast iron brackets for cantilevered walkway
1851 walkway
Cast iron plate recording P. Tate as the engineer and C. D. Richardson as the contractor
N.E.R. Passenger bridge at Wetheral Station

at Wetheral, near Carlisle.

Also known as Eden Viaduct or Corby Bridge (not the same as the nearby Corby Beck Viaduct). It was built by the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway to cross the river Eden.

Begun in 1830, completed in 1834.

660 feet (200 m) long and 100 feet (30 m) high. Five 89 feet (27 m) spans faced with red sandstone.

It still carries the double-track Tyne Valley Line. In 1851 a footway designed by Peter Tate was added, cantilevered from the north face, providing pedestrian access between Wetheral Station and Great Corby.

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