Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Gelt Viaduct

From Graces Guide

This is a three-arch skew masonry viaduct in Cumbria, built to carry the Newcastle and Carlisle Railway over the River Gelt near Brampton (east of Carlisle). It remains in use.

Detailed sketches made by J. W. Carmichael in 1835 show the bridge during construction. Work was aided by an overhead travelling crane which traversed along wooden beams. One end of the crane ran on a beam supported at the crowns of the arches, while the other end was provided with legs connected to a bogie which ran on an elevated gantry built alongside the viaduct.[1].

Photo and map here.

Gelt Bridge, also known as Middle Gelt Bridge, crosses the river near the viaduct.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. 'A History of the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway' by Bill Fawcett, North Eastern Railway Association, 2008, pp.41 & 59