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bridge consisting of a series of arches supported by piers used to carry a road (or railroad) over a valley

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But the stack of bricks bearing the messages "ER" and "Silver Jubilee" on the side of the A470 is not just a monument or a former chimney - but what remains of a remarkable viaduct which once spanned a valley.
Construction of the eagerly anticipated metro rail system is going on in full swing with the erection of a viaduct on two piers at Diabarhi in Uttara in the first week of April.
THE 100th anniversary of Penistone Viaduct collapsing has been marked by a rail group.
In Scotland, work is under way on strengthening the Garden Street Viaduct in Glasgow and the Oak Bank viaduct on the Edinburgh to Glasgow mainline, using abseiling technics to install the anchors on high viaducts.
The Mersey Gateway bridge will be 2.3km long, including the approach viaducts, with a river span of 1km.
He said a gap would always be found on the viaducts joint because of vehicular load and that the gap of about 20mm or an inch long was still tolerable.
This was because the track ran through a series of tunnels only to emerge to cross several viaducts over valleys leading to the sea.
Many cities have removed their viaducts, and the results have been stunning.
The company has since expanded to operate across the globe, and in 1935 Costain built 11 miles of the Trans-Iranian Railway - seven tunnels and two viaducts in isolated mountainous terrain.
The railway opened in 1852 and featured 61 bridges, culverts and viaducts and a gradient which took the line up 500ft over the 13 miles.
A police spokesman said: "At about 10am we got a call from a member of the public in the Derwent area in Rowlands Gill who reported seeing a man in one of the viaducts acting in a way which gave him cause for concern.
Mr Moakes has more than fifty viaducts on his `unsold' list of properties, and none will be in the catalogue of BR items for sale at the next of a series of auctions, in February 1996.