Roch Valley Viaduct

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Roch Valley Viaduct was built in the 1860s in Rochdale, Greater Manchester and carried the Rochdale to Bacup railway line between Rochdale and Wardleworth stations.

It was demolished in 1972. A trial explosion was carried out at one arch at the section over the River Roch, and inadvertently, the rest of the viaduct came down as well. Nobody was hurt.


  • Images of Rochdale by Rochdale Metropoliton Borough Council and The Rochdale Observer (ISBN 1-85983-056-0)

Coordinates: 53°37′11″N 2°08′27″W / 53.619606°N 2.140753°W / 53.619606; -2.140753