Lune Viaduct, Sedbergh and Low Gill
In an outstandingly attractive setting a Grade II* viaduct carried the railway over the river Lune. There are two other river crossings in the vicinity.
Period of construction:
1850 - 1899
Transport Trust plaque:
Sedbergh, LA10 5BL
The railway from Ingleton to Low Gill on the Lancaster & Carlisle Railway was for a time part of a possible route to Scotland. (see OTH entry for Ingleton). It passed through outstandingly beautiful country and there were three river crossings of note in the vicinity of Sedbergh.
A little to the south a bridge consisting of an arch identical to that on the Lune Viaduct crosses the river Rawthey.
North, an 11 arch red sandstone viaduct set on a curve crossed the Dillicar Beck at Low Gill, shortly before the railway joined the main line. This too is a marvellous site in a splendid setting. Both of the latter two are listed Grade II.
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Visible at all times.
How To Find:
By Road: The Lune Viaduct is not far from B6257 north of Sedbergh.
Rawthey Bridge is approached along a track which starts as Loftus Hill, leaving the A684 in the centre of Sedbergh.
Low Gill Viaduct is visible from the B6257, north of the Lune Viaduct. The road goes beneath the viaduct. It can also be glimpsed from a train on the West Coast Main Line and from the M6.
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