Viaduct acros the Sankey Valley, Warrington, Cheshire, February 1831.

Pyall, Henry

Viaduct acros the Sankey Valley, Warrington, Cheshire, February 1831.
3 6 c m
40cm
actual image size: 32cm x 28cm

Description

Coloured aquatint, drawn by Thomas Talbot Bury and engraved by H Pyall, from a series entitled 'Six Coloured Views on the Liverpool and Manchester Railway', published by R Ackermann, 96 Strand, London. The viaduct was erected 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, costing the company £45,000. Each of the nine arches spanned 50 feet, rising from slabs of local sandstone.

© NRM / Pictorial Collection / Science & Society Picture Library

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