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09/04/19<br />
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Almost half-a-million pounds of funding has been secured to transform one of only two remaining wrought-iron trestle viaducts in England. The Bennerley Viaduct closed in 1968 and was earmarked for demolition but its iron construction made it expensive to dismantle. <br />
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Work to renew the wooden decking and create a footpath and cycle path will take 18 months. The viaduct is a grade II listed structure dating from 1877  spanning the Erewash Valley for 440 meters (approximately 1/4 mile) between Cotmanhay in Derbyshire and Awsworth in Nottinghamshire. <br />
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The viaduct deck is some 18 metres (60 feet) above the River Erewash.  <br />
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