Former Dobcross Halt Railway Bridge - Dobcross, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc
N 53° 33.171 W 002° 01.053
30U E 565086 N 5934221
Quick Description: This single arch stone bridge carried the Delph branch railway line of the Manchester to Huddersfield Railway Line.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/8/2020 1:15:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM11Y1N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member razalas
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Long Description:
The branch line originally connected Delph and Oldham and closed in 1963. A 2 mile stretch from Delph to Uppermill has been converted to a rails to trails cycle and walking route and this bridge carried trains to Dobcross Halt, a small unmanned station.

The bridge The bridge crosses Ladcastle Road, a single track minor road at an angle. A set of stone steps at the side of the bridge led from the road to the station.
This part of the branch line between Uppermill and Greenfield opened in 1851 and mainly carried freight. The halt opened in 1912 for passenger use and the steps added to the bridge at that time.
Physical Location (city, county, etc.): Dobcross, Greater Manchester

Road, Highway, Street, etc.: Delph Donkey rails to trails route

Water or other terrain spanned: Ladcastle Road

Construction Date: 1851

Architect/Builder: Not listed

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