Ribblehead Viaduct

  • Posted Aug. 16, 2010 by Matt Mckenna Viewed 1468 times
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Ribblehead Viaduct across the valley of the River Ribblehead in North Yorkshire with the Ingleborough is the second highest mountain in the Yorkshire Dales.

This picture was taken on 30th Nov 2008 at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, the sky was so blue that it just made the picture.

Taken on the 30th Nov 2008 at 4 o'clock, I just love the way that the light is shining through the arches of the viaduct, showing the construction in a good light, giving it that cathedral look.

I just could not resist taking this picture with the sun shining through the arches of this magnificent viaduct. Picture taken at 6 o'clock in the evening.

This picture just shows how well the Victorians could design and build such a structure and if you look at the first arch on the left you can see that it is larger than the others. This was done to give stability in the even of any arches collapsing these larger one would prevent the complete structure collapsing, every fifth one was like this. Picture taken on 30th Nov 2008 at 4 o'clock in the afternoon.

The Ribblehead Viaduct showing how the structure has become part of the surrounding area even colour is the same as the hills.

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      2010.09.06 Edited

      Thanks again, no3 that is the type of picture that can go so wrong I was lucky, I just love viaducts.

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      2010.08.19 Edited

      Such a fabulous place and great shots - I do wish you had put the writing at the bottom. It is SO distracting.
      But please continue posting these great pictures.