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Memories of  Washington

Railway Viaduct over The Wear


The Victoria Bridge

A Short History by Keith Cockerill

Written for the Fatfield Monthly, January 2013 edition.

You may find the enlarged images below easier to read.

[ This article appears here by kind permission of photographer & author Keith Cockerill. ]


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Victoria Viaduct

The view upstream from the Washington Staithes side.

How It Was Built

An illustration of how each arch was temporarily supported by a wooden framework.