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on Sat Dec 09 2017, 12:45
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on Sat Dec 09 2017, 13:16
Thanks, Admin, that's a good watch. I'll check out more of that chap's local videos. Smile


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on Sat Dec 09 2017, 13:19
www.forgottenrelics.co.uk:
In 1882, the London & North Western Railway constructed a short connection between Whelley and Standish Junctions ... It crossed the valley of the River Douglas at a height of 50 feet on a substantial viaduct, approaching 1,000 feet in length. The structure comprises eight brick arches at its curved northern end, six girder spans and five further arches to the south. It was known locally as The Twenty Arches despite there only being 19!
Closure came in 1973. Despite its scrap value, the structure remains intact today although trees conspire to mask it.

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on Sat Dec 09 2017, 14:50
Around 7:45 he talks about the brickwork of an arch's underneath, angled at about 45 degrees.

He also points out the Corbelling - a new word on me - that is beautiful detailing! Smile

(*Frog Lane Railway Bridge's brickwork is also a marvel; a skew bridge it is Grade II listed: www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk)
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on Sat Dec 09 2017, 19:26
I enjoyed that, still not a clue where it is though
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on Sat Dec 09 2017, 19:42
Sue, if you were to go to Boar's Head, then down Chorley Road, it'd be behind the houses on your right. The Douglas goes under the remaining viaduct after going past what was the bleachworks.
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on Sat Dec 09 2017, 20:11
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Should I stumble across one, during my travels, I'll hand it in at the nearest police station!
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on Sat Dec 09 2017, 20:20
Either that or hand it in at that place on Bridgeman Terrace.




I had to google that after initially putting Mesnes Terrace. Bridgeman being rather apt. I'll remember that in future.
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on Sat Dec 09 2017, 20:22
@Corky Ringspot wrote:Either that or hand it in at that place on Bridgeman Terrace.

Wigan Bridge Club, Corky? Smile
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on Sat Dec 09 2017, 20:24
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on Sun Dec 10 2017, 10:22
Is this Bickershaw colliery bridge still there I wonder?

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on Fri Aug 24 2018, 15:44
I just watched this,it was interesting because I have been there years ago,and it wasn't too overgrown,if you want to see angled brickwork,the tunnels leading into Borsdane wood are built the same way.
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on Fri Aug 24 2018, 16:20
@moodysue2 wrote:I enjoyed that, still not a clue where it is though

If yoo lookey here at this pic of just before the Boars Head and if you go down the little dirt track, down there to the left, if you go down it to that farmers gate you can see at the bottom, then you will get a full view of the viaduct, if there is anything blocking the view now, because it is a long time since I went down there, just climb over the gate and walk to the right until you see the viaduct.

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on Fri Sep 07 2018, 21:12
I went to see this viaduct earlier this year around Easter, and was very impressed with how high it is looking up from the base, and the intricate patterns of the brickwork previously mentioned. I took the route along Pendlebury Lane - Wingates Road to see it, starting from where Leyland Mills Lane links to Wigan Lane.

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