Findhorn Viaduct [Forres]

Location type

Bridge

Name and dates

Findhorn Viaduct [Forres] (1858-)

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

Where: Moray, Scotland
Opened on the Inverness and Aberdeen Junction Railway.

Description

This is a wrought iron single track box girder viaduct over the River Findhorn a little west of Forres station. Trains pass through the box girders. The viaduct is 609 ft long overall with three girder sections, two piers being on the riverbed. The engineer was Joseph Mitchell.

While under construction the railway to the west opened, with a short lived terminus Dalvey [1st] west of the river serving Forres.

The original Boat o' Brig Viaduct was similar.

Tags

Viaduct River Findhorn

Facilities

Listing: A


Books


Forres and Area Past and Present

Landranger (27) Nairn & Forres, River Findhorn (OS Landranger Map)

Old Forres

OS Explorer Map (423) Elgin, Forres and Lossiemouth (OS Explorer Active Map)

Time Does Transfix: Recollections of a Forres Railwayman