This amazing structure is on the famous ‘line that refused to die’ : Settle to Carlisle, Northern England.
I was pleased to capture the viaduct on such a wonderful day. It is a fabulous feat of engineering.
This iconic, 24-arched viaduct is a Grade II-listed building on the Settle and Carlisle Railway.
The stone arches of this 400-metre long viaduct rise 32 metres above Batty Moor.
Constructing the Settle Carlisle Railway was a massive engineering feat. 35 miles of its 72-mile length lie within the Yorkshire Dales National Park
It opened in 1876 and was the last railway to be built in Britain using almost all manual labour. It took 6,000 men seven years to build and many thousands of ‘navvies’ died during its construction, either from industrial injuries or small pox.
Taken in manual mode and in RAW with a Nikon D300s and a
Sigma 10-20 lens set at 15mm and Heliopan ND 0.6 filter used.
F.16, shutter speed 1/8 sec and ISO 100.