The Viaducts on the Carlisle to Settle Railway

The Viaducts on the Carlisle to Settle Railway

Smardale Viaduct.
The two viaducts at Smardale – the SCR one in the foreground, and the disused NER viaduct beyond

The 72 miles of the Settle to Carlisle Railway line cross the following viaducts:

Station:Viaduct :ArchesHeightLengthGrid ref
High Stand Gill /
Knot Hill / Cotehill
4 arches60 ft91 yards86 NY: 488508
Dry Beck7 arches80 ft139 yards86 NY: 509479
Armathwaite9 arches80 ft176 yards86 NY: 500453
Long Meg / Eden Lacy7 arches60 ft137 yards90 NY: 561378
Little Salkeld 7 arches60 ft134 yards90 NY: 566353
Crowdundle4 arches55 ft86 yards91 NY: 622285
Long Marton5 arches60 ft180 yards91 NY: 669244
Ormside10 arches90 ft200 yards91 NY: 697178
Griseburn7 arches74 ft142 yards91 NY: 715125
Crosby Garrett 6 arches55 ft110 yards91 NY: 727093
Smardale 12 arches131 ft237 yards91 NY: 733082
Kirkby Stephen
Ais Gill4 arches75 ft87 yards98: SD 773976
Lunds5 arches63 ft103 yards98: SD 792933
Dandry Mire / Moorcock12 arches50 ft227 yards98: SD 793923
Arten Gill11 arches117 ft220 yards98: SD 776859
Dent Head10 arches100 ft199 yards98: SD 777845
Ribblehead24 arches104 ft440 yards98: SD 759793
Ribble/Helwith Bridge5 arches? ft? yards 
Little/Sheriff Brow 13 arches25 ft55 yards 
Sheriff Brow 23 arches55 ft58 yards 
Church/Marshfield6 arches45 ft88 yards 
Settle/Whitefriars4 arches32 ft52 yards 

There are three small viaducts between Horton-in-Ribblesdale and Settle, crossing the River Ribble and 2 small ones in Settle crossing roads.

Helwith Bridge ViaductHelwith Bridge Viaduct over the River Ribble (viewed from the quarry road).

Viaduct Photos by Julian Thurgood and Jan Fialkowski:

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