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Report - Wortley curve, september 2019 & Central viaduct, October 2015, Leeds


stranton

subterranean explorer
Regular User
I went to the Wortley curve & Central viaduct, (4 years apart)
nothing epic but passed away a few hrs.

Wortley curve

The Wortley curve was opened in 1844,
by the Great Northern railway (GNr) & is half mile long.
There's 1 over bridge crossing oldfield road & a footbridge, the track remains in situ but has been severed at both sides
closed during 1985.
This connected the Wakefield & the Bradford - Halifax branches,
until it became surplus to requirements.

towards Bradford & Halifax with a 144 railbus passing

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Oldfield road over bridge

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footbridge

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towards Wakefield

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Central viaduct

The Central viaduct was built in 1844,
by the Great Northern railway (GNr) & is 332 Yards long.
There's 2 over bridges with ornate ballustrades crossing the Aire & canal,
the remaining structure consists of 15 arches.
The viaduct has been severed at both sides,
closed during 1967.
This was originally the main route from / to Leeds central station,
until it was replaced by todays station.

viaduct south

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Aire over bridge

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canal over bridge

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decking

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junction between the wakefield & Bradford - Halifax branches,
with redundant workshops beneath.

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north

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thanks
 

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coolboyslim

Mr Reality Hacker
28DL Full Member
Something a bit different m8ty and made use of ya spair so why not.
 

coolboyslim

Mr Reality Hacker
28DL Full Member
Lol @Ojay he had a spair Leeds ticket so decided to go do this instead of it going to waste. Maybe could have done something else but he's done it all lol. So why not lol
 

stranton

subterranean explorer
Regular User
the viaduct is currently being reopened with a walkway above & retail units below
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
Regular User
Beats a car park too. Two little wonders, and some quite nice colours and stone masonry on that viaduct. Are the Wortley curve ones film? or just look it?
 

Calamity Jane

i see beauty in the unloved, places & things
Regular User
@Calamity Jane

there digital camera, but the colour's poor on 2 of them.
I wouldnt say poor, just not as bright as the others, so looked a bit film like. Still good shots, and its winter, always affects our shots when skies are grey. But still a nice wander, and viaducts are underestimated, we walk past and ignore the design. So it is different in that respect. I have a viaduct 5 mins from me, until your post I never really looked at its architecture :thumb
 

westernsultan

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
I wouldnt say poor, just not as bright as the others, so looked a bit film like. Still good shots, and its winter, always affects our shots when skies are grey. But still a nice wander, and viaducts are underestimated, we walk past and ignore the design. So it is different in that respect. I have a viaduct 5 mins from me, until your post I never really looked at its architecture :thumb
Looking forward to seeing your pics of the viaduct
 

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