Tom Scott

The UK’s last aerial ropeway uses no power, moves 300 tonnes a day, and will be gone by 2036.

In Claughton, Lancashire, the Forterra brickworks produces 50 million bricks a year, from shale that’s quarried a mile and a half away. To get that shale to the brickworks: the last aerial ropeway in the country. These used to be common: but now, the last one will be gone by 2036.

Thanks to all the team at Forterra: https://www.forterra.co.uk/
Thanks to Dave Martin for the idea!

Edited by Michelle Martin (@mrsmmartin)

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