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UDDINGSTON, UDDINGSTON VIADUCTLB5153

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
03/08/1977
Local Authority
South Lanarkshire
Planning Authority
South Lanarkshire
Parish
Bothwell
NGR
NS 68795 60883
Coordinates
268795, 660883

Description

1848. 3-span, segmental-arched cast-iron viaduct with 4 solid ribs per arch, tied by wrought-iron bracing, and open lattice spandrels. Bull faced red sandstone ashlar piers, with polished ashlar band course, dividing arches. Semicircular-plan cutwaters below stepped, square-plan coped piers (central cope missing upstream). Bull-faced red sandstone ashlar approach walls with 2 deep round-arched recesses upstream to W bank; coped walls above. Later, 3-span steel N-truss girder bridge with open lattice parapet and stugged red sandstone ashlar square-plan dividing piers, abutting original viaduct immediately downstream. Swept, semicircular cutwaters with polished ashlar band course; corniced piers with tall, stepped and coped block rising above parapet to each. Red sandstone ashlar approach walls with band course below plain, coped parapet.

Statement of Special Interest

Built by the Caledonian Railway Company to take the line from Uddingston to Glasgow. Opened in 1848.

References

Bibliography

Appears on 2nd edition OS map, 1899; J Hume THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND (1976) p158; D Jamieson, UDDINGSTON IN OLD PICTURE POSTCARDS (1984) photograph number 62.

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