WORK has commenced on an iconic North Yorkshire landmark.

Restoration work to Ribblehead viaduct will see the 144-year-old Grade II listed structure have its drainage improved and brickwork restored.

Engineers have already installed scaffolding to provide a safe platform to carry out repairs to the 400m structure.

The £2.1m investment in the Grade II listed structure is part of the Great North Rail Project.

Work will take place until February next year and will see; brickwork repairs , the removal of vegetation and repairing the damage caused by plants and weeds, upgrades to drainage across the viaduct’s 24 arches and repainting of metal and pipework.