Castlefield Viaduct was built in 1892 to carry a railway line across the Bridgewater canal into central Manchester. At its peak it carried 11 million passengers and 85 million tonnes of goods a year from Chester and Liverpool into
Manchester. However, the viaduct has not been used by trains for over 50 years because Manchester Central station closed in 1969 and all trains were diverted to other stations making this viaduct redundant. Now the bridge is getting a new lease of life.
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