Ribble Head Viaduct

The viaduct is on the Settle-Carlisle Railway line. It has 24 arches, is 100 feet high and 440 yards long.

14 Comments CherryPie on Mar 8th 2012

14 Responses to “Architecture 100 :: 10 – Ribble Head Viaduct”

  1. Bernard says:

    And I’m glad to see you using ‘feet’ and ‘yards’. :)
    Funny actually Cherry, I was watching Michael Portillo crossing this viaduct on his program, only the other evening. Bradshaw’s guide and all that!

    • CherryPie says:

      I started first learned in inches and feet and although I was taught centimetres and meters later at school I didn’t convert to them. They seemed meaningless to me.

      I also use pounds and stones except for some curious reason when I am cooking. I suspect that is because the products are all geared up to metric sizes.

      I really must watch that Michael Portillo series. I saw a couple of episodes and found them very interesting.

  2. Claude says:

    Very impressive!

  3. Ginnie says:

    Talk about one of the favorite English icons and photo ops of all time! I’d love to see it one day with my own eyes, Cherry!

  4. Frida says:

    Have no clue about feet and yards but it is a wonderful viaduct for sure :-)

  5. If you travel from London Kings Cross to Edinburgh Waverley by train, you get to see a similar viaduct, somewhere in in the North, I think it’s probably after Berwick. I don’t remember the name of the viaduct, possibly Berwick Viaduct.

  6. james higham says:

    Do canal boats go along there?