Aultnaslanach Viaduct

Location type

Bridge

Name and dates

Aultnaslanach Viaduct (1897-)

Opened on the Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway).

Description

Also known as the Moy Viaduct, this single track timber viaduct is north of Moy station. It has sufficient width for two lines, but a second was never laid. The length is roughly 132 ft.

It required steel reinforcing in 2001/2.

The bridge is a trestle bridge with five spans. The line 'floats' across a bog here, unable to take the weight of a conventional bridge.

The viaduct crosses the Allt na Slanaich burn.

Two other timber trestle bridges survive in Scotland, Fallin Bridge and Fordmouth Bridge.

Tags

Viaduct

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Facilities

Listing: A




Dates

19/07/1897Inverness and Aviemore Direct Railway (Highland Railway)
Carrbridge to Daviot opened. This section includes the Aultnaslanach Viaduct, (currently the only in use timber railway viaduct left in Scotland).