Glen Falloch Viaduct

Location type

Bridge

Name and dates

Glen Falloch Viaduct (1894-)

Opened on the West Highland Railway.

Description

This is a 426 ft 7 span single track lattice girder viaduct crossing the Dubh Eas. The viaduct is on a curve. It is located between Ardlui and Crianlarich.

To prepare for the construction of the piers concrete was layered up to prepare a flat surface.

To the south was Glen Falloch Platform.

Local

The Falls of Falloch are below and to the south east. Not visible from the railway but can be visited from the road nearby and has a car park.

Tags

Viaduct Dubh Eas 07/11/2019


Nearby stations
Glen Falloch Platform
Ardlui
Crianlarich
Crianlarich Lower
Tyndrum Lower
Tyndrum [1st]
Upper Tyndrum
Inveruglas
Arrochar and Tarbet
Dalmally
Luib
Bridge of Orchy
Loch Awe
Glen Douglas Halt
Killin Junction
Easeonan Viaduct
Tourist/other
Drovers Inn
Inverarnan Basin
Falls of Falloch
Ardlui Pier
Glen Falloch Scots Pines
Beinn Dubhchraig
Beinn Chabhair
Ben Oss
An Caisteal
Pulpit Rock
Beinn a'Chroin West Peak
Ben Vorlich North Peak
Ben Lui
Beinn a'Chroin
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Surprisingly high


The Glen Falloch Viaduct crosses a gorge. So far above is the span crossing the gorge, at 144 ft high, that it is only 12 ft lower than the deck height of the Forth Bridge. It is, not surprisingly, the highest bridge on the West Highland Railway.


Books

All Stations to Mallaig!: West Highland Line Since Nationalisation
Argyll and the Highlands Last Days of Steam

Argyll and the Highlands' Lost Railways

Ben Nevis and Fort William, The Mamores and The Grey Corries, Kinlochleven and Spean Bridge (OS Explorer Map)

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: West Highland Railway v. 1

Iron Road to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourist Guide to the West Highland Lines

Iron Roads to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourists Souvenir Guide to the West Highland Lines

Mountain Moor and Loch on the Route of the West Highland Railway

On West Highland Lines

Railway World Special: West Highland Lines

Rannan Rathad Iarainn nan Eilean =: The West Highland Line

Road To The Isles Dvd: Part One The West Highland Line Between Crianlarich to Fort William, From the Drivers Cab Of A Class 37, With The Caledonian Sleeper
The Mallaig Railway: The West Highland Extension 1897-1901 (RCAHMS Broadsheet)
The New Railway: The Earliest Years of the West Highland Line

The Story of the West Highland

The Story of the West Highland: The 1940s LNER Guide to the Line

The West Highland Railway

The West Highland Railway (Railways of the Scottish Highlands)

The West Highland Railway 120 Years

Trossachs and West Highlands: Exploring the Lost Railways (Local History Series)

Victorian Travel on the West Highland Line: By Mountain, Moor and Loch in 1894

Walks from the West Highland Railway (Cicerone Guide)

West Highland Line: Great Railway Journeys Through Time

West Highland Railway
West Highland Railway (History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands v. 1): West Highland Railway v. 1
West Highland Railway: Plans, Poltics and People