Avon Viaduct [Westfield]

Location type

Bridge


Name and dates

Avon Viaduct [Westfield] (1855-1967)

Note: text in square brackets is added for clarity and was not part of the location's name.


Description

This is a disused single track 16 arch viaduct which carried the Blackston Junction to Bathgate Lower line just west of Westfield station, the Torbanehill and Bathgate Branch (Monkland Railways). This was built to tap the minerals along the length of the route and connect to existing railways at Polkemmet Junction, Bathgate.

The viaduct is 666 ft long overall and 68 ft high.


Tags

Viaduct River Avon

External links

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

Facilities

Listing: B


Nearby stations
Westfield
Blackston Junction
Avonbridge
Bowhouse
Boxton Siding
Causewayend [MR] [1st]
Causewayend [SR]
Causewayend [MR] [2nd]
Glenellrig
Bathgate Lower
Armadale
Polmont
Armadale [1st]
Bathgate [1st]
Manuel

Other railway and industry locations
Eastrigg Colliery Pit No 2
Blackstone Colliery Pit No 2
Blackstone Colliery Pit No 3
Brickworks
Westfield Paper Mill
Blackstone Colliery Pit No 1
Westfield Loop
Craigrigg Colliery Pit No 1
Eastrigg Colliery Pit No 1
Blackston Junction Yard
Craigrigg Brick Works
Craigrigg Colliery Pit No 2
Bridgecastle Siding
Craigrigg Colliery Pit No 3
Gateside Nos 1 and 2 Collieries
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.