SCRCA structure 289480: Bridge SAC/296 - Little Salkeld Viaduct / Dodds Mill Viaduct (stream)

SCRCA Location Introduction

Little Salkeld Viaduct carries the Settle & Carlisle Railway (S&CR) over Briggle Beck (a tributary of the River Eden) and the mill-race for Langwathby Mill (a.k.a. Dodds Mill).

The viaduct is 134 yards long, 60ft high and has 7 arches.

The arches are turned in blue brick and have a span of 44 feet 7 inches.

The abutments, wing walls, piers, spandrels and parapets are constructed from red sandstone (probably obtained from one of the nearby cuttings). However, gritstone was used for the springers, string courses and coping stones (probably to reduce the risk of water penetrating into the masonry and / or to provide visual contrast).

Metal guard rails were fitted along the top of the parapet walls in 2016.

Little Salkeld Viaduct, Southwest elevation view (1).

Key details from the Location Record

Location Type
Bridge (Viaduct)
Location Variant
Span - Arch (multiple)
Assessment status
Current Use(s)
Railway ops
Shown on a land plan?
Construction / installation period
2: MR construction phase (1869 to 31st Dec 1876)
Distance from London St.Pancras
289 miles and 38 chains
Position relative to running lines
This location IS visible from nearby publicly accessible land.
Accessibility (ease of access)
Protection Category
Listed, Grade II
Geographic Location
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List Entry Extract(s)

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List Entry Number (LEN) List Entry District List Entry Name
1338850 Eden (District Authority) LITTLE SALKELD VIADUCT

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