Ribblehead Viaduct was built to cover for the Carlisle to Settle railway line..... Work on the line started in 1869. The first stone was laid on the longest viaduct, across Batty Moor (now Ribblehead), in October 1870. At the peak of activity, some 2,000 men worked on this viaduct. And hundreds died during the 4 years it took to complete the engineering marvel. This was a construction, as was the whole line, built almost entirely by men without the assistance of machinery. This would look magnificent adorning any home or office wall as a print or canvas, or other merchandise that is available for sale, and would be a lovely black and white reminder of when you last visited here!
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