Wharfedale Viaduct, Arthington, West Yorkshire, 1846.
© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library
Pencil drawing, a copy of a lithograph of 1846 of Wharfedale (Arthington) Viaduct, made in c 1985. It shows the River Wharfe with the viaduct under construction. The viaduct, for the Leeds and Thirsk Railway, was engineered by Thomas Granger and built by James Bray. It was 1510 feet long, had 21 arches and required over 50,000 tons of stone to construct.