An old railway viaduct at Stamford Bridge, near York, was to be saved.
From the stone walls and landscaped embankments to the sweep of the footbridges and the modern viaduct that carries the road over the river, this scheme was designed not just not to offend the eye but to please it.
Three separate escalators lead down to the platforms from the big blue cavern, each burrowing down between separate arches of the Victorian viaduct above.
The scheme involves the lifting of the jointed track and removal of the ballast down to the stone arches of the viaduct , which will then be covered with a waterproofing membrane.
It was in one of the arches beneath such a viaduct that the greatest music pirate of the age had his headquarters.
An impressive viaduct spans the valley a reminder of the time when visitors travelled from Lancashire, Yorkshire and beyond to spend a day around the falls.
As a result of the derailment, there has been significant damage to the structure of the viaduct , which is likely to lead to a prolonged closure of the line between Limerick Junction and Waterford.
A viaduct would carry lines from the old Exchange site to Forster Square station, on a gradual descent, which would not interfere with road traffic.
Their legacy are the great embankments, viaducts , tunnels and bridges that cover the face of Britain, in many cases still visible long after the trains they served have disappeared.
For four years Alexander continued to run the company on his own, gaining a reputation as a talented construction engineer building fine bridges, viaducts and tunnels.