Take part in transatlantic discussion on revitalising Bennerley Viaduct

People are being invited to take part in a vibrant discussion about the reopening of an iconic Awsworth viaduct.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 9:24 am
Bennerley Viaduct is being revitalised.

Bennerley Viaduct is being revitalised as part of a global movement to transform disused railway routes into trails for walking and cycling.

After 50 years of closure, there are firm hopes that the iconic landmark will open later this year.

An international discussion will take place online on Thursday, April 22, at 6pm, featuring Rebecca Chan, director of the Rail Park in Philadelphia, Tim Dunn, a railway architecture historian and Kieran Lee, community engagement officer from The Friends of Bennerley Viaduct.

Mr Lee said: “In common with other projects, we are creating an exciting and inspirational public space, putting our heritage at the heart of health and wellbeing. Let us be inspired by projects across the Atlantic and learn from their experience and achievements.”

The discussion, along with Q and As, will be hosted by John Darlington, the executive director of the World Monuments Fund.

The inclusion of the Bennerley Viaduct project in the 2020 World Monument Watch has generated an international following for the ‘Iron Giant’.