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CALSTOCK VIADUCT OVER RIVER TAMAR CORNWALL

A tranquil scene with the impressive viaduct and boats at Calstock being reflected on the River Tamar, the border between Devon & Cornwall, SW England, UK. Built by John Lang between 1904-07 it is made out of 11,148 concrete blocks, it has 12 x 60 ft. spans, a length of 800ft (240m) and is 120ft (37m) high. A steam powered lift, one of the highest in the country, was used to lift and lower wagons to the quay 113ft (34m) below until it was dismantled in 1934. Wagons with goods from the mines around Gunnislake and Callington were brought down the hillside on a 0.4 miles (0.6 km) cable-worked incline with a gradient of 1 in 6 (17%). A rail service still runsover the viaduct on the picturesque Tamar Valley Line from Gunnislake to Plymouth. Shot taken from the Cornwall side at Calstock Quay in September.

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CALSTOCK VIADUCT OVER RIVER TAMAR CORNWALL

A tranquil scene with the impressive viaduct and boats at Calstock being reflected on the River Tamar, the border between Devon & Cornwall, SW England, UK. Built by John Lang between 1904-07 it is made out of 11,148 concrete blocks, it has 12 x 60 ft. spans, a length of 800ft (240m) and is 120ft (37m) high. A steam powered lift, one of the highest in the country, was used to lift and lower wagons to the quay 113ft (34m) below until it was dismantled in 1934. Wagons with goods from the mines around Gunnislake and Callington were brought down the hillside on a 0.4 miles (0.6 km) cable-worked incline with a gradient of 1 in 6 (17%). A rail service still runsover the viaduct on the picturesque Tamar Valley Line from Gunnislake to Plymouth. Shot taken from the Cornwall side at Calstock Quay in September.

Image dimensions: 3819 x 2680 pixels