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Corby Viaduct
Corby Beck (or Drybeck), Great Corby, 8km east of Carlisle, Cumbria
Corby Viaduct
associated engineer
Francis Giles
date  1830 – 1834 (opened July 1836)
era  Georgian  |  category  Railway Viaduct  |  reference  NY471548
ICE reference number  HEW 2422
photo  Paul Dunkerley / ICE R&D Fund
Two railway viaducts are among the principal works at the western end of the Newcastle & Carlisle Railway, which was begun in 1829 and engineered by Francis Giles. Wetheral Viaduct is one and a little to the east is the other — Corby Viaduct.
Corby Viaduct was built on land belonging to Henry Howard, whose crest can be seen on the structure. The viaduct is inaccessable to the general public, hence our rather gnomic photograph, as it is located in private wood.
Both viaducts are similarly constructed in red sandstone, with piers 7.6m wide and a distance between parapets of 6.7m. Corby has seven semicircular arches of 12.2m span. The whole viaduct is some 146m long. Its parapets are now topped with iron railings.
Contractor: William Smith Denton
Research: PD and AJD
“The Newcastle and Carlisle Railway and its Engineers” by R.W. Rennison, Transactions of the Newcomen Society, Vol.72, No.2, 2001
reference sources   CEH North

Corby Viaduct