Cargill Viaduct

Location type

Bridge


Name and dates

Cargill Viaduct (1848-1982)

Opened on the Scottish Midland Junction Railway.


Description

This is a disused double track viaduct west of the former Cargill station and east of the former Ballathie station. It crosses the River Tay.

It is a substantial five truss viaduct. It was a timber viaduct with stone piers and these were re-used when the bridges of the Strathmore Route were replaced.

The line closed to passengers in 1967 and was singled. It remained open to Forfar [2nd] until 1982.

There was a temporary 'Cargill Viaduct' signal box during works in 1898. The viaduct was also known as Ballathie Viaduct. During further works on the bridge another temporary box of this name was set up at the west end from 1918 to 1920.


Tags

Viaduct

External links

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