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Apperley Viaduct

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A pair of railway viaducts.

Part of the original viaduct collapsed in to the River Aire on the 16th November 1866 but was soon rebuilt.

The Apperley Viaduct. — It will be seen, by an advertisement of to-day, that trains will run this day over the new viaduct. The Midland Company, and parties concerned, are to be congratulated upon the promptitude and energy which have characterised their proceedings since the destruction of the viaduct by the late flood. The Company’s engineer, J. Crossley, Esq., has daily watched its reconstruction; and the contractors, Messrs. Bentham & Woodiwiss, of Derby and Glososp, have raised the stone piers and prepared them for the iron girders in a satisfactory manner. The iron girders, 60 in number, with 150 rolled-pate stays between, have all been fixed within one month, by Messrs. Butler and Pitts, of Stanningley. The iron plates, weighing 500 tons, from which the girders are made, were manufactured in the short space of three weeks, by the Monk Bridge Iron Company, Leeds.' [1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Bradford Observer - Thursday 3 January 1867