'The Viaduct over the Sankey Canal', Warrington, 1831.

Shaw, I, Junior

'The Viaduct over the Sankey Canal', Warrington, 1831.
3 3 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 25cm

Description

Engraving by I Shaw Jnr showing a train pasing over the Sankey Viaduct on the Liverpool & Manchester Railway. The viaduct was erected for the railway in 1830 under the direction of George Stephenson (1781-1848). Designed by William Allcard, it was built of brick with stone facings, costing the company £45,000. Each of the nine arches spanned 50 feet, rising from slabs of local sandstone.

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