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Description: Healey Dell Viacduct
Date Listed: 30 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 185821
OS Grid Reference: SD8804715944
OS Grid Coordinates: 388047, 415944
Latitude/Longitude: 53.6399, -2.1822
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SD 81 NE WHITWORTH HEALEY DELL
Healey Dell Viaduct
Viaduct carrying Lancashire and Yorkshire extension Railway over
River Spodden, 1869-70, Engineer A. Joy, now redundant. Snecked rock-faced
sandstone, with iron span over road. Very high structure spanning deep
gorge, with 8 semi-circular arches of 30ft span, the middle 3 skewed with
winding masonry; piers battered but differing: those rising from banks are
of massive square section with stepped pilastered faces, those carrying
the skew arches are narrow rhomboidal, built obliquely to the deck but
parallel to the line of the river; all piers have corbel table at the
springing of the arch.
Listing NGR: SD8804715944
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Source: English Heritage
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