Oykel Viaduct

Location type


Name and dates

Oykel Viaduct (1868-)

Opened on the Sutherland Railway.


The Oykel Viaduct is directly to the south of Invershin station and north of Culrain station. It is a single track 280 foot truss viaduct with two masonry arches to the south and three to the north, 80 ft over the watercourse. Also known as the Shin Railway Viaduct. (The confluence of the Oykel and the Shin is to the north, the viaduct passes over the Kyle of Sutherland.) The viaduct was engineered by William Paterson and was built in 1867, the line being opened in 1868.

A pedestrian footway was added on the west side in the 1990s.


Viaduct scenic Kyle of Sutherland


Shin Railway Viaduct Shin Viaduct

External links

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


Listing: A

Chronology Dates

  /  /1912Sutherland Railway
Oykel Viaduct strengthened for 'Castle' locomotives during 1912/1913.


Highland Survivor