Dawn's Journal

By DawnP

Ouse Valley Viaduct

Day 2 of our mini break saw us wandering  round Lewis, our overnight stop, window shopping the firmly closed Antique shops before heading out to Sheffield Park Gardens. Neither of my companions had visited before so it was good introducing them to the delights of early Autumn in this popular National Trust location.

Our last stop of the day was the Ouse Valley Railway Viaduct, which carries the London - Brighton line over the River Ouse. We marvelled over the Victorian engineering from the elegant arches, where each pier contains a Jack arch with a semi-circular soffit designed to reduce the number of bricks  (extra) down to the iron supports for the parapet complete with a Tudor rose decoration.  

A great end to a good weekend in good company.

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