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Hewenden Viaduct

It was a mild winters' day with a little (not enough!) sunshine, so we took ourselves off to Hewenden Viaduct (this can also be found on Google maps as Thornton Viaduct).

Built in 1884, it is no longer in use, becoming decommissioned in 1963.

It has 17 arches each spanning 50 feet, and is 376 yards long.

At 123 feet high, it was the second highest Viaduct in England when it was built.

It is now Grade II listed and forms part of the Great Northern Trail Footpath.