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DISUSED RAILWAY VIADUCT NEAR WEST GATEHEADLB12556

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
04/08/1978
Local Authority
East Ayrshire
Planning Authority
East Ayrshire
Parish
Kilmaurs
NGR
NS 38349 36902
Coordinates
238349, 636902

Description

1812. Stone railway bridge spanning the River Irvine. Four

rounded arches, rounded cutwaters with half-column

buttresses rising through deck bands to parapet level.

Coursed rubble masonry with rusticated (?) free-stone to

arch voussoirs, cutwaters and buttresses. Outward curved

abutments on banks, with railway tracks approaching through

cuttings. Bridge deck now overgrown and parapets collapsed.

One piece of thin metal rail in fence on east abutment.

Statement of Special Interest

Built as part of the Kilmarnock and Troon plateway, which

was opened in 1812 as the first public railway in Scotland.

The earliest surviving bridge built for use by a railway

in Scotland.

Masonry in poor condition.

References

Bibliography

Information per John Gerard. John Hume: INDUSTRIAL

ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND vol I.

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