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Mosedale Viaduct, CKPR, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 37.438 W 003° 00.079
30U E 499914 N 6052948
Quick Description: Mosedale Viaduct took the CKPR across Mosedale Beck. Initially built as a single line, it was doubled in 1900. The double track has been lifted. Not used.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/9/2009 1:33:08 PM
Waymark Code: WM6BMA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
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Long Description:
Moseale viaduct is a stone viaduct which has 30 arches, each with a Span of 12 feet and a total length of 404 feet. The viaduct was constructed to carry a single track but was extended northwards in 1900 when this section of line was doubled. The trackbed rises on a 1 in 62 gradient towards Penrith.

Since the structure was widened, three of the piers have been reinforced in concrete.

Despite being earmarked for closure in Beeching’s 1963 report, the Penrith-Keswick passenger service survived until 1972.

In 1997, the BR Property Board agreed not to move forward with proposals to demolish Mosedale Viaduct. A proposal to reinstate the line as far as Keswick is being proposed.

Cumbrian Railways Association 1930 photo (visit link) and (visit link)
Geograph photo showing widening in 1900 (visit link)
Visit Cumbria photos (visit link)
Bridge Type: Arch

Bridge Usage: Abandoned/Not Active

Moving Bridge: Not listed

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