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Jonathan Cross

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Balcombe viaduct
« on: July 27, 2020, 05:30:07 pm »

This is Balcombe viaduct in West Sussex, England.  It was opened in 1841 and is 500 yards (450 metres) long with 37 arched vaulted piers.  There are 11 million bricks in it. It carries the main London to Brighton rail track and, in the 40 minutes there, 6 trains went over it, so it is well used as that was not in rush hour!

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Jonathan


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Re: Balcombe viaduct
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2020, 05:37:48 pm »

Beautifully shot.

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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2020, 06:25:22 am »

Good shot.

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Re: Balcombe viaduct
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2020, 08:48:34 am »

Beautiful and mesmerizing!
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« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2020, 12:23:09 pm »

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Re: Balcombe viaduct
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2020, 12:40:10 pm »

Thanks for the comments, much appreciated.  The Victorians knew how to build when they wanted.  It was definitely worth the afternoon out to see it.

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Jonathan

 
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