Ribblehead Viaduct from the summit of Whernside, Yorkshire Dales National Park, UK, 15 April, 2007
This is a good angle from which to appreciate the extent of the engineering achievement: the cuttings, the massive embankments (of material excavated from the Bleamoor Tunnel), the curving viaduct itself (402 m long and 32 m high), and the associated quarry, source of limestone for the pillars.
The open area within the curve, Batty Green, was the site of a workers' shanty town. That linked image illustrates the conditions they experienced.
Mouseover for a slightly clearer, if colour-saturated, view through the haze.
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