A-road drudgery and architectural magnificence (Haywards Heath to Three Bridges) - In the name of Thiago - Day 262
But before the A-road drudgery came some architectural magnificence in the form of the Ouse Valley Viaduct. This structure was built in the mid 1800s and carries the London to Brighton railway line over the River Ouse. It truly is a staggering piece of architecture and myself, 'In the Name of Thiago Memorial Walk' debutant Paul and my old chum Jamie were able to appreciate it, both from distance and from very close up.
It acts as something of a pilgrimage for railway enthusiasts and is also a spot where the average casual observer will also take an interest. There are 39 of those arches, I cannot imagine how long the overall construction would have taken. Quite a while I imagine. Having initially tried traipsing through a surrounding field to get to the viaduct, we journeyed a little further up the A road and found a gateway which took us right up to this staggering structure.