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ID:MHG17226
Type of record:Monument
Name:Railway Viaduct Over River Finnan, Glenfinnan
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Old Council listed building record (for up to date description see link to Historic Scotland's website)  © Highland CouncilGlenfinnan Railway Viaduct (photo by Martin Briscoe)  © J M Briscoe, 2012Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct (photo by Martin Briscoe)  © J M Briscoe, 2012Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct (photo by Martin Briscoe)  © J M Briscoe, 2012Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct (photo by Martin Briscoe)  © J M Briscoe, 2012Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct (photo by Martin Briscoe)  © J M Briscoe, 2012Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct (photo by Martin Briscoe)  © J M Briscoe, 2012

Reports

Sites and Monuments Record Card  © Highland Council (File size: 30 KB)
Grid Reference:NM 9106 8132
Map Sheet:NM98SW
Civil Parish:ARISAIG AND MOIDART
Geographical Area:LOCHABER

Monument Types

Protected Status:Listed Building (A) 310: Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct Over River Finnan; Listed Building (A) 310: Glenfinnan Railway Viaduct over River Finnan

Other References/Statuses

  • Historic Environment Record: MHG17226
  • NMRS NUMLINK Reference: 23340
  • NMRS Record Details: NM98SW2 GLENFINNAN RAILWAY VIADUCT
  • Old SMR Reference Number: NM98SW0003

Full description

NM98SW 2 908 813 to 911 812

North British Railway; West Highland Extension. Concrete pylon construction.
(Undated) information in NMRS.

This magnificent 21-span curved viaduct is the longest concrete railway bridge in Scotland, measuring 1248 ft (380.5m) in length; it comprises 21 semicircular arches and was opened in 1901 by the West Highland Extension Rly.
J R Hume 1977.

This viaduct was built by Robert McAlpine & Sons of Glasgow to carry the West Highland (Extension) railway across the valley of the River Finna at the head of Loch Shiel. The viaduct itself is chiefly of interest for its pioneering concrete construction.
M Smith 1994.

Opened 1.4.1901 West Highland Railway, Mallaig Extension

LOC Local Plan, Feb. 1991: P130/7.7.18. Safeguards.
J Aitken : 05/06/01.

Martin Briscoe has submitted photographs of this site to the Highland HER Flickr group. <1>


Allen, I, 196?, Bridges, 56-9 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG1884.


Hume, J R, 1977, The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands, 203 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2332.


Bonavia, M R, 1987, Historic railway sites in Britain, 190-1 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG1988.


Smith, M, 1994, British railway bridges and viaducts, 151-2 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2818.


<1> Briscoe, J M, 2008-11, Information and photographs of various sites submitted by Martin Briscoe, via Flickr (Image/Photograph(s)). SHG23810.

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