MHG3007 - Nairn Viaduct

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

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Description and photographs of it being built. Inverness FC Vol V p184 - HAW 9.2002
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Inv/Culloden & Ardersier Local Plan, April 1994: P38/2.11.9.
POLICY - 2.5.13 will apply.
J Aitken : 23/05/01.
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NH74SE 23 7646 4462 to 7637 4512
For (adjacent) Culloden Moor Station, see NH74NE 41.00.

Nairn Viaduct [NAT]
OS 1:10,000 map, 1990.

A remarkable 28-span masonry viaduct, the longest in Scotland and built on a curve.
J R Hume 1977.

This double-track viaduct is the longest masonry railway viaduct in Scotland. It was designed by Murdoch Paterson for the Highland Rly across the River Findhorn; it opened on 1 November 1898 and remains in use.
M Smith 1994.

This viaduct carries the (current and diversion) Perth-Inverness main line across the River Nairn, which here forms the boundary between the portions of Croy and Dalcross parish in Inverness District (Inverness-shire) and Nairn District (Nairn). It is approached by massive embankments on both N and S and forms a short break in the otherwise-unrelenting climb of the railway heading S from Inverness.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 14 June 1996.

Opened to traffic 1.11.1898

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Location

Grid reference Centred NH 7643 4491 (30m by 30m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH74SE
Civil Parish CROY AND DALCROSS
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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