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Yarm Viaduct
River Tees, Yarm, County Durham, UK
Yarm Viaduct
associated engineer
Thomas Grainger
date  1851 - 15th May 1852
UK era  Victorian  |  category  Railway Viaduct  |  reference  NZ416129
ICE reference number  HEW 581
photo  Richard Trevitt
An arched brick and stone viaduct that carries the (then) Leeds Northern railway line across the Tees to Stockton and the Durham coalfields.
Nearly half a mile long, it features 41 land brick arches and two skewed masonry river arches. The latter span 67ft and rise 65ft above the river. Grainger's original design for the viaduct had only one river arch, with a span of 125ft.
The Leeds & Thirsk Railway reached Thirsk in 1845. It was renamed Leeds Northern in 1851 and extended on to Stockton. Yarm Viaduct forms part of this extension, while Knaresbrook Viaduct, also by Grainger, forms part of the original stretch.
Contractor: Trowsdale, Jackson & Garbutt
reference sources   CEH North

Yarm Viaduct