Description: Railway Viaduct
Date Listed: 9 March 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 183801
OS Grid Reference: SD7590328864
OS Grid Coordinates: 375903, 428864
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7556, -2.3669
ACCRINGTON BLACKBURN ROAD
SD 72 NE
5/5 and 7/5 Railway Viaduct
Viaduct carrying East Lancashire Railway, 1847, by J.S. Perring and
D.A. Donaldson; restored 1866-7. Curving line of 19 (originally 21)
semicircular brick arches (40ft. span, 60ft. high) with stone plinths,
gritstone facings, rusticated voussoirs, roll-moulded string course, and
parapet. At the south end the line crosses Blackburn road on a segmental-
arched bridge with battered rock-faced abutments; at the north end are
3 similar arches, (the centre bridging Whalley Road), now separated from
the main structure by a short embankment. West side of 5th arch of
viaduct has keystone lettered "RH"
(= Richard Hacking, Manager).
Listing NGR: SD7590328864
Source: English Heritage
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