This disused tall seven arch single track masonry viaduct still stands. The viaduct is 477 ft long overall with 7 arches spanning 45 ft, the highest being 105 ft high.
The engineer was Joseph Mitchell and contractor George Meakin [Contractor] of Birkenhead. Construction began in 1861, the year the Act for the line passed.
The viaduct is south of the former Dunphail station.
Today it carries the Dava Way (Dava Way ).
Dallas Dhu Halt
Castle Grant Platform
| Scurrypool Bridge|
Dallas Dhu Siding
Findhorn Viaduct [Forres]
Forres South Junction
Forres West Junction
Forres East Junction
Ardclach Bell Tower
Dallas Dhu Distillery
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
Parapet for aesthetic effect
The viaduct is on the same 1 in 80 gradient as the line - leading to a curiosity. To give the viaduct a regular appearance the parapet is 2 feet high at the south end and 7 feet high at the north!
On the trackside of the north parapet is a tablet reading
Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.
The south parapet trackside has another tablet reading
Inverness and Perth Junction Railway
Highland Railway Album: No. 1
Highland Railway Album: No. 2
Highland Railway Carriages and Wagons
Highland Railway: People and Places - From the Inverness and Nairn Railway to Scotrail
The Highland Railway
The Highland Railway : The History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands - Vol 2