Friday 26th May

Blackburn to Chorley (photo 77 of 139)

An old viaduct with lots of tall arches

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This is the Thirlmere aqueduct, part of the pileline which takes water from Thirlmere in the Lake District to Manchester. Completed in 1897, it is 96 miles in length and was built to carry 55,000,000 gallons a day to Manchester.
They say it can't be done today!

Comment by Chris - 10th May 2012

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