Ouse valley viaduct 2
Ouse Valley viaduct
Ouse Valley Viaduct 3

Ouse Valley Viaduct

The Ouse Valley Viaduct was constructed in 1840 and remains one of the most scenic pieces of railway architecture. It was constructed of 11 million bricks as well as stone cornices and balustrades; the latter has been subject to decay, vibration, poor repair and vandalism. OCC carried out a full inspection and provided a conservation appraisal that identified the types of repair and replacement required and as well as a bay-by-bay schedule of works. The inspection identified that the pinning of cracked stone in the 1990s had caused significant decay due to the vibration of the rigid steel anchors set in hard cementitious mortars.