Viaduct at Wakes Colne in Essex is a Grade 1 European monument.
on this impressive structure started in 1846 and took two years to complete.
monumental structure is a legacy and symbol of the Victorian age.
statistics are awe inspiring - it is 1,066 feet long and boasts 32 arches of 30
The viaduct crosses the Colne Valley at a maximum height of 75
With seven million bricks, it is the second largest brick built structure
in England after the Battersea Power Station.
Peter Bruff, the engineer
for the Stour Valley Railway, picked brick rather than the original choice of
laminated timber, partly because it was cheaper.
Construction of the viaduct
took two years to complete.
The viaduct is wide enough for two tracks but
only one was laid.
The viaduct remains in use today as part of a branch