Appersett Viaduct near Hawes, North Yorkshire
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot
N 54° 18.530 W 002° 13.346
30U E 550590 N 6018162
A viaduct on the dis-used railway line from Hawes to Garsdale Head.
Waymark Code: WM4F1X
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 08/15/2008
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member CoinsAndPins
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The Hawes branch line opened in 1878 only three years after the Settle-Carlisle line which it joins at Hawes Junction or Garsdale Head.The Hawes branch met the N.E.R branch from Northallerton at Hawes station. The single-track Hawes branch line closed in 1959. The quality of the engineering on this viaduct is striking. There are plans to re-open this line and the line to Redmire where the line from Northallerton terminates at present.
Length of bridge: 325ft

Height of bridge: 56ft

What type of traffic does this bridge support?: Railway- now dis-used

What kind of gap does this bridge cross?:
Widdale Beck and unclassified road.

Date constructed: 1878

Is the bridge still in service for its original purpose?: No, not at present

Name of road or trail the bridge services: Hawes to Garsdale head railway

Hawes, North Yorkshire.

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