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"The Chappel Viaduct, in the north Essex Colne Valley, is a designated grade one European monument.
According to the book "White's Essex" which dates back to 1848, the first stone to build the viaduct was laid in September 1847.
It was planned to be 1066 feet long and cross the Colne Valley by 30 semicircular arches, each being 30 feet in span.
The height of the rails above the river is 80 feet and the viaduct took two years to build.
Along the top of the viaduct the Marks Tey to Sudbury line crosses the Colne Valley.
Looking through the viaduct
With a tally of seven million bricks it is one of the largest brick built structure in England
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Jul 21 2010 23:35 GMT megmet PRO
I thought from the thumbnail that it was the Ribblehead Viaduct in Yorkshire....it looks very similar!
Jul 30 2010 09:34 GMT Snappa
I like Viaducts..and Aquaducts, come to that, always have an interesting history
Nov 16 2010 08:50 GMT Icandoit
Thanks guys for stopping by and for all of your lovely and very encouraging comments, They are much appreciated.