During the 18th and 19th centuries the North Pennines were mined for coal,lead and limestone. This brought
the railways and steam trains transported the minerals and coal from the Alston Moor minies to Haltwhistle in the
The trains also formed a vital link for isolated rural communities.
When Lambley viaduct was closed it started to deteriorate and in 1994 a detailed survey was undertaken.During 95
and 96 the viaduct, which is a Grade II listed structure was restored. The largest new stone weighed in at 950
The viaduct was repointed with lime especially imported from France. Over 3,000 m2 it was the largest pure lime
pointing contract for more than 50 years.
and from the top
and looking downstream...you can see the footbridge far below
and looking upstream
and the location on the map is below
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