Sunday, 20 October 2013

Norbury Viaduct & Bridges

This bridge over Macclesfield Road leads on to the Norbury viaduct. Just beyond the bridge on the left is the terminus of the 192 bus service to Manchester. It carries over nine million passengers each year, and is considered by many to be the busiest bus route in the country - see Wikipedia.

Established under the arches of the viaduct since 1982 is the used-car salerooms of the Midland Garage.

The viaduct was built by the Midland Railway as part of the New Mills to Heaton Mersey line, which formed part of its main line between Manchester Central and London St Pancras.

At the end of the viaduct is the bridge over the A6, Buxton Road.

Like all railway bridges in the UK it carries a notice detailing who to contact in the event of any damage caused to the bridge by striking vehicles.

A final look back at Buxton Road bridge from the other side.

For more bridges, visit Sunday Bridges at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.


  1. No doubt the appeal of those used cars to potential buyers is enhanced by their location under the stately arches of that viaduct.

    hee hee... Every time «Louis» sees the name "St. Pancras", his eyes want to trick him into reading it "St. Pancreas." :-)

    A fine post, Gerald and a welcome contribution to Sunday Bridges.

  2. This is very interesting to see from your part of the world.

  3. Interesting that the bridge has advertisements on it!