The Aqueduct

The Viaduct

The Winding Hole

The Marple Viaduct runs parallel to the Aqueduct and carries the railway one hundred and twenty-four feet above the River Goyt. The Viaduct was constructed in 1865, 65 years after the Aqueduct and only took a year to build. It comprises twelve stone arches and a steel girder bridge that turns to carry the line diagonally over the canal.

In the panoramic shot above you can see Watersmeeting Farm framed by the central arch of the Viaduct.

After passing under the steel girder bridge, seen in the photograph below, the canal broadens again into a wider area known as the 'winding hole'. On the towpath side of the canal in this picture can be see the present-day Aqueduct Business Park, on the former site of the Queen's Hotel.

The Aqueduct

The Viaduct

The Winding Hole

This page is part of the Marple Locks Virtual Tour