Lane Bridge

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Lane Bridge (1864-1965)


This was three span timber viaduct built over the Carlingwark Lane, a watercourse. As the land was bog a relatively lightweight timber viaduct was needed. Also known as Carlingwark Viaduct.

The wooden piers of the viaduct were later replaced in iron.

The viaduct was a short way south west of Castle Douglas.

There was a derailment just to the west in 1884, a mail train derailing and driver and fireman drowning when the engine came to rest upside down in the bog.