"Sankey Viaduct" Earlestown Favorite Tip by sandysmith
Earlestown General: 7 reviews and 7 photos
Favorite thing: The Sankey viaduct was opened in 1830, built by Stevenson to carry the Liverpool & Manchester Railway, the first ever passenger service in the world.It was built to cross the canal rather than take the railway acrosss the more usual swing bridges. So this viaduct is historic: the first English Canal of the Industrial Revolution being crossed by the first Scheduled Passenger Railway.
It is known locally as the Nine Arches - sorry only managed a few in this pic! The Sankey Valley Country Park trails enable good views of this historic piece of engineering. Don't expect to find any water under the bridge though as the canal is now dried up in this particular area.