Viaduct across the Sankey Valley
Resource Type: Image | Posted on 3rd May 2011 by Jenny Porter
One of the Bury prints, painted by Thomas Talbot Bury, who was commissioned to paint depictions of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway. Here we see the Sankey Viaduct, which crosses the Sankey Brook, the first canal of the Industrial Revolution being crossed by the world’s first purpose-built passenger railway. The Sankey Brook Navigation Company insisted on a clearance of 60 feet to accomodate the shipping which used the canal. The Viaduct was designed by William Allcard. In this picture you can see a train crossing the Viaduct, a vessel using the Brook, and various people and animals on either bank.
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