Manchester’s mini High Line

Wonderful news this week that the National Trust wants to turn a disused Viaduct in Manchester into an urban skyline park open to the public from next summer on a trial.

The 130 year old Grade II listed Castlefield Viaduct spans the popular Castlefield area of the city and has been abandoned for many years.

The National Trust now wants to turn it into an urban park similar to New York’s celebrated High Line.

While only 330m in length it would be a wonderful addition to the city and secure a future for this iconic symbol of Manchester’s industrial history.

The 330m-long viaduct sits in one of the oldest parts of Manchester and was constructed in 1892 by Heenan and Froude, the engineers who worked on Blackpool Tower.

You can read more and watch a video fly-through on the National Trust newslink here: