The End Of Thorpe Thewles Viaduct  

Built in 1877 Thorpe Thewles' famous 20 arch railway viaduct was finally demolished in 1979. On the day of its destruction crowds from across the area travelled to Thorpe Thewles to watch the arches be simultaneously detonated. The following sequence of photographs captures its last few seconds of existence. 

Now you see it !

Going !

Going !

Gone !

(All pictures courtesy of Wendy Partridge)

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