Loudounhill Viaduct

Location type

Junction

Name and dates

Loudounhill Viaduct (1904-1985)

Opened on the Darvel and Strathaven Railway.

Description

This was a 13 arch viaduct built to carry two tracks (although only the westbound was ever laid). It was built in mass concrete but faced with attractive blue brick.

The viaduct was immediately north of Loudounhill station.

The line closed to traffic in 1939, although used for wagon storage for a time afterwards.

It was demolished in 1985, it being argued that the brickwork was parting from the concrete. The viaduct was a well known landmark and its destruction was much to the disgust of many.

Tags

Viaduct

External links

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