Ribblehead Viaduct – Yorkshire
This panoramic image of arguably the most spectacular part of Great Britain's Victorian railway architecture, the Ribblehead Viaduct in North Yorkshire.
The viaduct was designed by engineer, John Sydney Crossley. The first stone was laid on 12 October 1870 and the last in 1874. It is made up of twenty-four arches of 45 feet (14 m) span, with foundations 25 feet (7.6 m) deep. The north end of the viaduct is 13 feet (4.0 m) higher in elevation than the south end. 1.5 million bricks were used in the construction and some of the limestone blocks weighed 8 tons each.
Set in some of the bleakest and most beautiful scenery in England, Ribblehead is a justifiably iconic piece of railway heritage and Victorian engineering. Here the landscape too takes centre stage, with dramatic clouds rolling over the hills, and shafts of sunlight cascading into the valley behind the magnificent arches.
This item comes in two sizes:
Mounted to an overall size of 20″ x 8″ and comes in a cellophane Bag together with a Certificate of Authenticity or Mounted and framed to an overall size of 21.25″ x 9.25″ together with a Certificate of Authenticity.
The mount will be signed by myself and the cost includes shipping