Guard Bridge Viaduct

Location type

Bridge


Name and dates

Guard Bridge Viaduct (1852-1968)

Opened on the St Andrews Railway.


Description

This nine span single track plate girder viaduct has been demolished but the piers remain across the River Eden. The viaduct was on a curve where the line from Leuchars turned from south to east on its approach to St Andrews.

The original timber bridge, by Thomas Bouch, was replaced. (Timber viaducts were not unusual).

To the immediate north west, over a level crossing, was Guard Bridge station.

Local

The Guard Bridge Inn is at the east end of the former viaduct.


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