Sunday, 20 May 2012
Sunday Bridges: Spanning time and the Weaver
The Dutton Viaduct near Dutton and Acton Bridge was the first railway viaduct in the UK outside of London, built in 1836 for the Grand Junction Railway. It is still in regular use today, as part of the west coast line, spanning the River Weaver. It measures 391m (428 yards) long, with twenty 18m (60 feet) span arches. Its cost in the 1830s was £54,440 which equates to £4.25 million in 2012.
Today, for the first time, I’m pleased to be linking Mancunian Wave to Sunday Bridges , a San Francisco blog which shares photos of bridges from all over the world.