Northern Viaduct Trust
The Northern Viaduct Trust was formed in 1989 to acquire, restore and
maintain disused important railway viaducts in the North of England. The Trust's first project was at [url=http://www.nvt.org.uk/smardale.htm]Smardale Gill[/url], near Ravenstonedale, where restoration was completed in 1992 at a cost of nearly £400,000.
The Trust then spent several years planning its next project, the Hartley-Stenkrith footpath project. This involved the
acquisition of a one mile length of disused railway near Kirkby Stephen in Cumbria, including Podgill viaduct, a listed Grade 2
structure designed by the famous Cumbrian-born engineer, Thomas Bouch. The scheme also included a new footbridge over the River Eden to provide access to the new walking route.
The recent hard winters have caused damage to the viaducts and the trust is seeking funds for their restoration.
Charity No: 702573
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