Wetheral Viaduct

Location type

Bridge

Name and dates

Wetheral Viaduct (1836-)

Opened on the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway.

Description

Known principally until relatively recently as the Corby Viaduct this is a five arch masonry double track viaduct over the River Eden. It was built between 1830 and 1834. The viaduct carries a footpath on the north side. It is immediately east of Wetheral station and not far west of Corby Gates Signal Box. The name Corby Viaduct now applies to the bridge east of Corby Gates.

Tags

Viaduct

Aliases

Corby Bridge

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map
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Dates

  /  /1830Newcastle and Carlisle Railway
Construction of Wetheral Viaduct begins. John Dobson of Newcastle is architect for the bridges. Benjamin Green is architect for the stations.

Books


A History of North Eastern Railway Architecture: A Mature Art v. 2

A History of North Eastern Railway Architecture: Pioneers v. 1

A History of the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway, 1824 - 1870: The First Line Across Britain

A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North-east v. 4 (A regional history of the railways of Great Britain)

An Illustrated History of Carlisle's Railways

Hexham to Carlisle: Including the Alston and the Brampton Branches (Eastern Main Lines)

Newcastle (Rail Centres)

Newcastle to Hexham: Including the Allendale Branch (Eastern Main Lines)

North Eastern Railway: Historical Maps

The Border Counties Railway Steam Memories 1950's-1960's: Newcastle to Reedsmouth No. 68, pt. 1