SP9197 : Just about half . .

taken 6 years ago, near to Harringworth, Northamptonshire, Great Britain

Just about half . . .
Just about half . . .
. . . the 82 arches of the Welland Viaduct can be seen in this view from the road from Seaton.
Harringworth or Welland Viaduct

Both names are in current use. The OS maps it as Welland Viaduct, but Network Rail refer to it as Harringworth Viaduct, which has probably been the official railway name since it was built.

It was constructed in 1878 for the Midland Railway's new route between Nottingham and Kettering, designed to relieve the heavy traffic on the main line through Leicester. It provided a route for express trains between London and Nottingham as well as more capacity for coal traffic between the Midlands and the capital.

Built of brick, it consists of 82 arches, grouped in blocks of 9. It is the longest masonry viaduct across a valley in the British Isles, with a length of 1166 metres. The maximum height is 18 metres, and a feature is the relative uniformity of height due to the wide flat valley floor. It is Listed Grade II

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Thursday, 14 April, 2016   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 20 April, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
Building Material (from Tags)
Engineering Brick 
Date (from Tags)
1878 
Name (from Tags)
Midland Railway 
Place (from Tags)
Harringworth Viaduct 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9133 9763 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:34.1303N 0:39.2359W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 9131 9779
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SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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