History of Haigh Viaduct
These disused viaducts are located in Douglas Valley and are hidden gems within the Wigan Borough. Locally known as twenty bridges and thirteen bridges the viaducts used to hold the Wigan to Widnes and Wigan East Lancashire lines.
Thirteen bridges (or sometimes referred to as seven bridges) is on a branch off the west coast main line. The line branched off at the old Boars Head station and then went on to Adlington.
There are some old black and white photos here that show the viaducts in all their glory.
The viaducts are accessible from Pendlebury Lane, Which is a continuation of Leyland Mill lane from the A49 Wigan Lane.
Time spent at Haigh Viaduct
It was a lovely day when we visited the location and the sun provided some great back lighting for the tree and viaduct in some of the shots. It is a very serine location and should be made more accessible for the general public to enjoy. Currently it is not the easiest place to get to but we had a great few hours walking around and photographing once we got there.