Reverse has text: "152. Menheniot Viaduct, Cornwall. / The height of this Viaduct, the most ornamental on the Cornwall Railway, is best seen and appreciated from the valley below. Its appearance is truly grand, stepping with gigantic strides from hill to hill, and dwarfing the tallest trees."
In 1845 the Cornwall Railway surveyed a line to link Plymouth with Truro and Falmouth, together with several branches. I K Brunel was the engineer. The viaduct at Menheniot was one of 34 timber fan viaducts built to Brunel's standard design.