Chairman’s Report 2017-2018

One of only two remaining wrought-iron viaducts in England, Bennerley Viaduct is a grade II* listed structure dating from 1877 and spanning the Erewash Valley for 440 meters (approximately 1/4 mile) between Cotmanhay in Derbyshire and Awsworth in Nottinghamshire. The viaduct deck is some 18 metres (60 feet) above the River Erewash. The Friends of Bennerley Viaduct are dedicated to restoring, conserving and celebrating this impressive structure and supporting our partners with their plans to give it a new lease of life as a cyclepath and footpath. Find out more about it and how you can get involved here.

The recent Rediscovering Bennerley Viaduct Project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. This paid for a range of awareness raising activities about the heritage of the viaduct and helped support the Friends Group and volunteers throughout 2016. The Friends of Bennerley Viaduct give their thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund for this funding.