Jerviston Viaduct

Location type

Bridge


Name and dates

Jerviston Viaduct (1841-1890)

Opened on the Wishaw and Coltness Railway.


Description

This was a ten arch single track wooden viaduct over the South Calder Water. The piers were stone. The viaduct was on the course of the Wishaw and Coltness Railway. Also known as the Camp Viaduct.

The viaduct was condemned around 1857 and replaced by a new double track stone viaduct - Braidhurst Viaduct - on the Motherwell Deviation Line (Caledonian Railway) just to the west. This deviation also improved the layout at Lesmahagow Junction north of Motherwell station.

Some use continued for minerals and the telegraph still used the viaduct.

The bridge still stood in 1890, the OS map showing it still carrying a single track but with the northern most span removed and approaching lines from either side stopping before reaching the structure.

The piers of the viaduct were demolished in 1922/3. The stone was taken to Gleneagles Hotel and used in the landscaping of the grounds.


Tags

Viaduct South Calder Water

External links

NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map
NLS Map