Twenty Bridges Viaduct
off Chorley Road, Standish, WN6 0AA, Haigh
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At Risk: Yes
This viaduct consists of thirteen brick arches situated either side of six iron spans and crosses the River Douglas Valley at a height of aproximately ninety feet.
Tthis is the largest example of a railway viaduct in the Wigan Borough.
The bridge was built to carry the now defunct Lancashire Union Railway to Boars Head station and beyond to reconnect to the West Coast mainline. The line was known as the Whelley Loop and was built to allow freight and other nonstop services to bypass the limited 2 line section of the West Coast through Wigan.