Big Water of Fleet Viaduct

Location type

Bridge


Name and dates

Big Water of Fleet Viaduct (1861-1965)

Opened on the Portpatrick Railway.


Description

This is a large granite single track viaduct 900ft long with 20 arches.

Repairs were required many times. The viaduct piers were buttressed from 1926 with the piers being encased in red brick, giving the bridge a striking appearance. During this work there was a halt at the west end.

The viaduct still stands, access to walkers is fenced off at either end.

06/02/2018

Tags

Viaduct

External links

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