Bennerley Viaduct, “The Iron Giant of the Erewash Valley”

Bennerley Viaduct, “The Iron Giant of the Erewash Valley”

As the sun was shining, on a beautiful day we took time out of the office to shoot a local landmark to Ilkeston, Bennerley Viaduct. This is one of 2 remaining wrought iron viaducts left in England! Worth a trip.

Aerial Footage of Bennerley Viaduct

The Bennerley Viaduct is an awe-inspiring feat of engineering that stands an impressive 20 metres above the picturesque Erewash Valley. With a length of a quarter of a mile, this grade 2* listed railway viaduct was constructed in 1877 by the esteemed Great Northern Railway Company. It is noteworthy as being the longest wrought iron viaduct in the entirety of the United Kingdom, and spans the picturesque River Erewash, connecting the towns of Ilkeston, Derbyshire with Awsworth, Nottinghamshire.

Regarded as an extraordinary monument by the World Monuments Fund, the Bennerley Viaduct has earned its place on the prestigious 2020 World Monuments Watch. This accolade is awarded to only 25 exceptional sites from across the entire globe. In fact, its unparalleled architectural significance has earned widespread admiration from institutions such as Historic England, which has expressed that the viaduct is a shining example of British engineering at its finest. With such esteemed endorsements, it is not difficult to see why the Bennerley Viaduct is so widely revered.

Stratos Drones took time out of the office today for a recreational flight around Bennerley Viaduct, using the DJI mini 3 Pro and our new ND filters by newell.