Larbert Viaduct

Location type

Bridge

Name and dates

Larbert Viaduct (1848-)

Opened on the Scottish Central Railway.

Description

This double track 14 arch masonry viaduct crosses the River Carron south of Larbert station and north of Larbert Junction. It is 645 ft long overall and 60 ft high.

At the north end the viaduct formerly crossed a mill lade which run east to the Carron Iron Works.

There was a temporary signal box here in 1928.

The viaduct^s arches have been braced with old rails.

The engineers were Joseph Locke and John Errington.

Tags

Viaduct River Carron

External links

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

Facilities

Listing: B



Nearby stations
Larbert
Camelon
Falkirk Camelon [1st]
Camelon [1st]
Falkirk Grahamston
Falkirk High
Bonnybridge
Bonnybridge Central
Bonnybridge Canal Goods
Alloa Junction
Greenhill
Denny
Upper Greenhill
Airth
Thornbridge Halt
Larbert Junction
Mine
Torwood Foundry
Carmuirs East Junction
Denny West Junction
Larbert Iron Works
Alexander Dennis Bus Factory
Carmuirs West Junction
Carmuirs Tunnel
Stenhousemuir Signal Box
SSEB Bonnywater Electricity Siding
Rough Castle Tar Works
Camelon Chemical Works
Stenhousemuir Siding
Tourist/other
Falkirk Wheel
Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.


Mrs Falshaw


The dedication tablet from 1846, on the north side of the 5th pier counting from the north, reads:

The Foundation Stone
of this
Viaduct
which is the lower part of this pier
was laid by
Mrs Falshaw
on the Sixth of July
MDCCCXLVI


Anne Morkill (1814 - 1864) was the first wife of the resident engineer for the line, James Falshaw.


Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

An Illustrated History of Tayside's Railways

Scottish Central Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)