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 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 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.

Burnstones Viaduct

From Graces Guide
1. Burnstones Viaduct, 2018
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near Alston, Cumbria

1846 Parliament authorised a railway to run south from Haltwhistle. It crossed the impressive Lambley Viaduct and then Burnstones Viaduct. Burnstones, opened in 1852, has six arches, the northernmost having an appreciable skew of to carry the railway over what is now the A689. The other five arches, with spans of 20 feet, are skewed in the opposite direction to suit the flow of the river. Between these spans and the road span there appears to be a heavy pier when viewed from the east (Photo 3), but viewing from the west shows a blind arch, tapered to accommodate the opposing skews.

The Engineer was George Barclay Bruce.

The viaduct closed to trains in 1976 and now carries the South Tyne Way.


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Sources of Information

  • [1] Forgotten Relics: Burnstones Viaduct