Gallery Smardale Gill Viaduct near Newbiggin on Lune in the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria, UK. This spectacular viaduct spanning the valley of Scandal Beck consists of 14 arches and stands over 27 metres tall. The viaduct was built in 1861 by the Cumbrian engineer Sir Thomas Bouch as part of the South Durham & Lancashire Union Railway, which transported coke to the iron and steel furnaces on the west coast. The line was closed in 1962 after the demise of the steel industry. The viaduct has recently been restored by the Northern Viaduct Trust and carries a public footpath across the gill.