During a recent visit to London, our walk took us over Holborn Viaduct. A few years ago whilst we had a flat in London, we had occasion to drive under the viaduct on Farringdon Street on Christmas Day.
The viaduct was built in the 1860s to span the valley of the Fleet River crossing Farringdon Street and the subterranean river (which had been placed in a tunnel in the eighteenth century).
A feature on the parapets are sculptures by Farmer and Brindley, and Henry Bursill.
Farmer and Brindley produced the winged lions and the figures – Science and Fine Arts – on the north side.
Bursill provided the figures – Commerce and Agriculture – on the south side.
Iconic transport associated with London was seen crossing the bridge, including a preserved Routemaster bus that had been hired for a wedding.
The nearby Holborn viaduct Station, which had platforms at the same level as the street was closed in 1990 to be replaced with City Thameslink which is located underground linking Brlackfriars and Farringdon stations.