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Fledborough Viaduct

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Fledborough Viaduct.
Lancashire, Derbyshire and East Coast Railway.

Eastern End start: SK8194871518.
Steel Bridge over River Trent (East end): SK8172171549.
Steel Bridge over River Trent (West end): SK8157271576.
Western End start: SK8113971612.

The viaduct was built in the 1890’s (and rebuilt later) at a cost of £65,000, it is on a curve leading to the River Trent crossing on steel girders. It consists of 59 arches containing in excess of 9,000,000 bricks and was later coupled via a link line to the power station. From the 1950’s until closure only one train at a time was allowed to cross on the viaduct.

The Lancashire, Derbyshire & East Coast Railway. J. Cupit & W. Taylor. ISBN 0 85361 302 8. P22.

Looking east-west.

East West over Trent Bridge.
Steel Deck of bridge.
Entire Viaduct looking East West.
The Viaduct and the Redundant High Marnham Power Station.
And Steel
‘TEA-UP’ Workman’s hut.

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