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ARISAIG, BORRODALE RAILWAY VIADUCT OVER THE BORRODALE BURNLB302

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Arisaig And Moidart
NGR
NM 69746 85492
Coordinates
169746, 785492

Description

Opened 1901. High, wide single span massed concrete viaduct;

single concrete arch ring with rusticated detailing; rubble

parapet with crenellation. Viaduct flanked by rubble bridges

oversailing path each side of Borrodale Burn; dressed rubble

arch rings with crenellated parapets. All parapets with

concrete copse. Long, high approach causeway carries track at

north. Continuous string course links rubble and concrete

masonry. Centre span of 127'6" (38.9m) flanked by 20'

(6.1 m) spans.

Statement of Special Interest

In 1901 this viaduct was the longest concrete span in

the world. Upgraded January 1989.

References

Bibliography

John Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND, ii,

(1977) p.203.

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