Sankey Viaduct, Warrington, Cheshire, 1848.
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Lithograph drawn and lithographed by English-born artist Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait (1819-1905), showing the viaduct acros the Sankey Valley, Warrington, Chesire. The viaduct was erected in 1830 for the Liverpool and Manchester Railway under the direction of George Stephenson (1781-1848). Designed by William Allcard, it was built of brick with stone facings, and cost the company £45,000. Each of the nine arches spanned 50 feet, rising from slabs of local sandstone. Printed and published by Bradshaw & Blacklock, London and Manchester.