Killiecrankie Viaduct

Location type

Bridge


Name and dates

Killiecrankie Viaduct (1865-)

Opened on the Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.


Description

This is a single track castellated stone viaduct of ten arches in the Pass of Killiecrankie. Each arch is 35ft long.

Joseph Mitchell was the engineer. He noted the immensity of retaining walls for the line and that the narrowness of the pass required a viaduct to carry the line. The viaduct was needed to reach the hill of the Soldier's Leap crossing the Trooper's Den burn. General Wade's road is above, with the A9 above again.

To the immediate north the line enters Killiecrankie Tunnel before emerging at the former Killiecrankie station.


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