The viaduct was built in 1840 for then London and Brighton Railway that opened the following year. It is essentially an all brick viaduct with some 30 double arches towering 100 feet over the valley floor. It was designed and built by David Mocatta and J U Rastrick who also designed Brighton Station. It is maintained to a very high standard and now carries around 20 8 or 12 car trains an hour in the peak compared with the one or two lightweight train when it was built. Well worth a visit from the adjacent road, Borde Hill Lane running from Haywards Heath to Balcombe
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