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Ribblehead Viaduct

Ribblehead Viaduct

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Ribblehead Viaduct

26 years ago the Settle-Carlisle Railway seemed doomed to closure. One reason was that the Ribblehead Viaduct was said to be beyond economic repair. Happily, this was not so, the viaduct was restored and the line was saved. The 24 arch Ribblehead Viaduct stands boldly in the stunning landscape of the Yorkshire Dales. 200 people died during its construction, and that of nearby Blea Moor Tunnel. There are two ways of seeing the viaduct - from the hills and dales around of course. But from the train, the traveller may be lucky enough to see the shadow of the viaduct stretching for up to a mile as the sun sets below Chapel le Dale, the last resting place of those who died.

Mark Rand

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I believe that you have to go a long way to find a better piece of design, architecture and sheer beauty. Thank goodness it was saved all those years ago. Well done to the Friends of Settle & Carlisle.
Howard Clough


This viaduct is a tribute to the men who built it and to those who died doing so.
Keith Berridge


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My nomination is the garden shed.

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