Knaresborough Viaduct is a viaduct in the North Yorkshire town of Knaresborough ( Knaresborough is a historic market town on the river Nidd ) , England,Uited Kingdom. The viaduct carries the Harrogate line over the River Nidd in the town of Knaresborough.
The Knersborough Viaduct, 78 feet (about 24 meters) high, was built by the engineer Thomas Grainger between April 1847 and October 1851. on March 11, 1848, the almost completed viaduct collapsed.
Luckily, there were no casualties, but the collapse of the bridge caused an ecological catastrophe – the wreckage of the bridge formed a dam, and the river flooded entire blocks not only with water, but also with mud. But the viaduct itself has now become a favorite part of the town for both tourists and its residents.
Access : Coordinates: 54.0084, -1.4714 / Knaresborough, North Yorkshire
- The viaduct can be seen striking across the Nidd Gorge from the ruins of Knaresborough Castle , a well-known viewpoint in the town,But still, the Knearsborough Viaduct is unique in that it is organically inscribed in the area of ancient buildings – it is no coincidence that it is included in the list of architectural monuments.Highlights :
- In a 2015 poll by the Dalesman magazine, the viaduct came in at number 23 on Yorkshire’s 50 best views. The viaduct is now a grade II* listed structure.
Go next : Knearsborough , a small town in North Yorkshire / the village of Nidd / Knearsborough is a 10 minute drive from Harrogate.