This photograph looks through the western most of the 48 arches of the Leven Viaduct at Tridley Point.  The tidal waters seen are of the Leven estuary section of Morecambe Bay and are low at the time the photograph was taken.  Chapel Island may be seen in silhouette in the distance to the left and the coastal land to the right is the eastern side of the Furness peninsula.  The viaduct was constructed in the nineteenth century to carry the Furness Railway and now carries traffic on the line between Carlisle to the north and Carnforth to the south where the line joins the main west coast line between London and Scotland.  Film buffs will recall the prominent role that the station at Carnforth contributed to the 1946 classic film, Brief Encounter.

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