Jamestown Viaduct [Balloch]

Location type

Bridge

Name and dates

Jamestown Viaduct [Balloch] (1856-1959)

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

Opened on the Forth and Clyde Junction Railway.

Description

This is a disused 296 ft long single track 3 span girder viaduct over the River Leven. Levenbank Print Works and Jamestown station was a short distance to the east and Croftengea Siding a little to the west.

The viaduct was originally a timber tressle bridge. This was replaced in 1874 with the present bridge. Not being the strongest of bridges there was a speed restriction of 10mph and doubled headed trains over the viaduct were banned.

The bridge now carries a walkway.

The viaduct is known by various names
Jamestown Viaduct
Leven Viaduct
and for the former line
Stirling Viaduct
and
Stuckie Bridge

Tags

Viaduct

Aliases

Leven Viaduct [Jamestown] Stirling Viaduct [Jamestown] Stuckie Bridge

External links

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


Books


The Vanished Railways of Old Western Dunbartonshire (Britains Railways/Old Photos)