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Clough
09-03-2011, 11:21 PM
Visited this after GeoVDUB pointed it out, we were like what you on about?! Drove past it the next day and was like Whoaaaaaaa! 10mins later I text him and the next day we are up there!

Take a look, this was taken from an unrelated rooftop, Notice how the bridge just ends, looks awesome!...

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1588.jpg

Its mint and is home to a tramp China man! We got the shock of our lives and thought he was dead, we were very worried so we thought we best try to see if he was ok, we gingerly walked over and spent about 20mins saying Hello? Hello? Are you ok? In the end walked upto his hide and pointed our torches in his eyes and he woke up, we were scared but thought it was the best thing to do and we were glad he was ok.

Oh also we got oranges thrown at us when we were climbing up from someone living in Leeds City Island, we just thought GeoVDUB smelt nice but no he got a direct hit! :lol:

This a lovely viaduct and from what I can tell it used to lead to Leeds old train station that is now demolished, I really wanted to do some history on this place but cant really find anything solid if you know what I mean just tiny snipets next to photos of it, here is what I can tell you (not much!)

According to a man called Stephen Batty the LD&MR viaduct was comprised of 33 stone arches of 30 span and 20 of 35. Today only 17 arches remain plus the elegant ballustraded bridges over the Leeds & Liverpool Canal and the River Aire and leaded to this building (which I sure most people from Leeds well know) http://www.lostrailwayswestyorkshire.co.uk/images/Leeds/film%208%20(02-04-05)/16%20central%20sta%20tower%20east.jpg. I believe it was knocked down in the 60s when the train station was leveled, anyway Id love to know more!....

Anyways here is the pics!

Visited with Fowleandclough and GeoVDUB...

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1508.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1530.jpg

The China man tramp lives in one of this viaducts and looked the same age as us :(

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1506.jpg

On the viaduct looking down towards Leeds, with the signal thing on the left....

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1454.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1467.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1439.jpg

Fowleandclough looking down into the "Double Viaduct bit" (Basicly a small viaduct that joins up with it)

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1436.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1343.jpg

A nice bit of stone work

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1370.jpg

Has some good views but.....

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1486.jpg

THE NIGHT MAKES EM BETTER!!!

The "Orange Throwers" pad

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1227.jpg

Stone work on top of it

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1242.jpg

Monk Bridge next to it

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1259.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1253.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1268.jpg

The arch that runs over the canal...

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1274.jpg

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1287.jpg

And last one...

http://i313.photobucket.com/albums/ll388/craigclough252/Leeds%20Central%20Viaduct/IMG_1276.jpg

Cheers

fowle
09-03-2011, 11:27 PM
oooooh theres some proper nice ones in there, i think i got 1 that i like haha

MJS
10-03-2011, 01:19 AM
Seen pics from here before, but these are better ;)
It's the old Holbeck line. The undergrads on my course are all working on this at the moment. They're producing some well interesting stuff

crippletron 3000
10-03-2011, 02:12 AM
Really nice that guys, I was busy in poo

coops
10-03-2011, 09:55 AM
Looks good guys and nice to see Geo is still alive !!!!

Often passed this and wondered if its doable ..now i know :thumb

ERNIE99_UK
10-03-2011, 12:25 PM
Youve got some great nightshots.

BA
10-03-2011, 12:29 PM
All the shots are good but i especially like the night ones :)
There are some fab reflections :thumb

Only2Eyes
10-03-2011, 06:30 PM
Good stuff mate

Nicola
10-03-2011, 07:13 PM
Cool - I love those night shots! :thumb

Tankman
10-03-2011, 07:15 PM
Nice find:thumb Its nice to see that old LNWR signal post still surviving:smile
Try this link for some info on the bridge and other stuff in Leeds.

http://www.secretleeds.com/forum/Messages.aspx?ThreadID=270

Clough
12-03-2011, 11:19 AM
Yeah I like SecretLeeds but it seems to be full of people who sit at home and dont attually get out and look, full of myths and talk about Adel "Ghost village", cheers thou me and fowleandclough are always looking for the less seen places in Leeds, we prefer to just steal it off Phil Ds flickr thou :lol::lol::lol:

simonix
12-03-2011, 07:26 PM
Great work guys!

KingElvis
13-03-2011, 11:38 AM
Fantastic mate, I've always wanted to get up there.