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A shot of the railway viaduct across the River Nidd at Knaresborough. The coming of the railway stimulated the town's development in victorian times. It's also a spectacular architectural achievement.


Guest - Feb 27, 2007 06:45 PM EDT
Thanks Mike. I'd never heard about the viaduct collapsing like that - fascinating! So did the passengers have to get off the train and walk to Harrogate until the bridge was rebuilt?!
Guest - Feb 27, 2007 02:53 PM EDT
steve missed this one dont ask why but a great picture brings memories back as i worked in crystals of harrogate (car dealer) but was at the knaresbro branch .... and here you are he four-span bridge stands 78ft high above the water, each span measuring 56ft 9in across.The whole was designed to blend with the architecture of the town, and intended for completion in 1848. However, the near-complete viaduct collapsed on 11 March and took three and a half years to rebuild; the incomplete railway line was opened in October 1848 nonetheless.
Guest - Nov 17, 2006 04:26 PM EDT
Thanks Alandra. The angle was quite acute so the verticals were strongly converging, but I have to say that the GIMP has the best and easiest perspective correction I've ever used. Not bad for a free product!
Guest - Nov 17, 2006 04:20 PM EDT
love the angle you captured here, Steve. My aunt and uncle took me to Knaresborough when I was in England for 5 months or so, many years ago. We visited Mother Shipton's well etc. while there. Still have the little booklet about it (somewhere around here :)

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