Viaduct over the River Lune at Lancaster, - Branch of the North-Western Railway to Poulton-le-Sands

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Title

Viaduct over the River Lune at Lancaster, - Branch of the North-Western Railway to Poulton-le-Sands

Subject

Image of a newly-opened timber railway viaduct over the River Lune, with accompanying text.

Description

An engraving of a timber viaduct over the River Lune at Lancaster, which carried the Midland Railway to Poulton-le-Sands (later known as Morecambe). The engineer for this viaduct was J. Watson.
The viaduct formed part of a branch of the rail line from Skipton to Kendal. The branch ran from Clapham (North Yorks) to Lancaster.
The engraving accompanies a brief description of the formal opening of the branch line on Wednesday 31st October 1849, which also provides some information about the viaduct itself.
In 1862-4 the viaduct was replaced in wrought iron but the curved design was still used.
The current bridge - known as the Greyhound Bridge - was installed in 1911, and converted from rail to road use in 1971-2.

Creator

Anonymous engraver and author.

Source

Illustrated London News, 3 November 1849: 301

Publisher

Lancaster University

Date

1849

Contributor

Relation

Brief discussion of the succession of bridges at this location on the website 'Engineering timelines', which focuses on the engineering heritage of Britain: http://www.engineering-timelines.com/scripts/engineeringItem.asp?id=583


Coverage

Nineteenth century

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Original Format

Engraving published in newspaper, with accompanying text.

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Citation

Anonymous engraver and author., “Viaduct over the River Lune at Lancaster, - Branch of the North-Western Railway to Poulton-le-Sands,” Local History Resources for Schools, accessed December 11, 2019, https://regionalheritage.omeka.net/items/show/41.