Curving gracefully across the valley the viaduct still stands as a
spectaular monument to Victorian dreams & determination. Glensk
viaduct consisting of eleven curving spans 73ft above the Glensk
valley. The bridge opened for traffic on the 12th August 1893 as part
one of the most scenic and spectacular stretches of railway ever built
in Ireland, the 39 miles between Farranfore to Valentia Harbour.
Built under the Light Railway Act of 1889, it could hardly be called
so as it’s costly building (£8,800 a mile) required many sections of
heavy engineering, like this viaduct. The entire branch closed to all
traffic on the 31st of January 1960.
T-Max 400ASA, 28mm Nikkor (Red filter) - Nikkormat Film SLR