Sunday, 10 November 2013

Woodley Viaduct

The viaduct at Woodley is a bit of a hidden wonder insofar as there isn't a vantage point (as far as I'm aware) from which one can see the whole of it.

This view from Manor Road is looking at the eastern end of the viaduct as it crosses Hyde Road.

Here now is the view looking from Manor Road through the archway towards Hyde Road.

After Manor Road the next archway crosses the Peak Forest Canal. You can see the underside of it on the photograph I posted in July 2009 on Ackworth born, gone West.

On the day I took these photographs I had walked down Manor Road and crossed the canal using Bridge #12, which I showed here on 28th September. I then walked back to Hyde Road along Bankfield Road, crossing under the fourth arch. This view is looking back at the viaduct.

The railway used to be the main line from Woodley to Stockport (Tiviotdale) and points West, but now it terminates at a nearby industrial area.

A contribution to Sunday Bridges at San Francisco Bay Daily Photo.


  1. I really like how the archway framed the view on the other end in your second shot. It's a lovely viaduct.

  2. It's been a while, and did you move to Stockport? Were you also blogging for another location? Greetings from Zannnie

  3. Beautiful photosof the viaduct!
    Have a nice sunday! RW & SK

  4. Gerald, you really come up with some fine old bridges for the Sunday Bridges meme!

  5. How great to break up the urban sight with such softness. Great post.