MHG12889 - Shin Viaduct


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  • RAILWAY VIADUCT (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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NH59NE 30 5784 9525 to 5792 9529
The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900, pp. 70, 71-72, 73) - Sinclair B Calder, 1974

J Aitken : 19/2/2004
Oykel Viaduct [NAT]OS 1:10,000 map, 1992.

(Location cited as NH 579 953). Shin Viaduct, built 1867 for the Sutherland Rly. by engineers Joseph Mitchell and Murdoch Paterson. It is an iron-truss bridge of length 230 ft (70.1m) with two tall semicircular-arched approach spans at the S end and three at the N.J R Hume 1977.

This viaduct was built to carry the Dingwall-Wick extension of the Inverness and Ross-shire Rly across the Kyle of Sutherland; it opened to traffic on 13 April 1868, was strengthened by the addition of further ironwork in 1912-13, and remains in use.
It comprises a 280 ft (85.3m) lattice girder main span and five stone approach arches, each of 30 ft (9.1m) span.
M Smith 1994.

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Grid reference Centred NH 5790 9527 (30m by 30m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH59NE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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