Liddel Viaduct

Location type


Name and dates

Liddel Viaduct (1862-1967)

Opened on the Langholm Branch (North British Railway).


This is a disused single track eight arch viaduct over the Liddel Water. It is on a gentle curve away from the former Riddings Junction. The viaduct is 480 yards long and 60 ft high.

In crossing the Liddel Water the viaduct also crosses the Scotland/England border.

The viaduct was on the Langholm branch and the junction was with the main line, the Border Union Railway (North British Railway).

Also known as Riddings Viaduct.

The engineer was Charles Jopp.


Viaduct Liddel Water

External links

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


Listing: A


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Railway to Langholm

Waverley: Portrait of a Famous Route