Whitrope Culvert

Location type


Name and dates

Whitrope Culvert (1862-1969)

Where: Scottish Borders, Scotland
Opened on the Border Union Railway (North British Railway).


This large culvert over the Whitterhope Burn also crossed a road. An enormous amount of material was required for its construction which resulted in its becoming known as the Golden Bridge. Also known as the Whitterhope Culvert. The location is just south of Whitrope Siding.

During construction a spoil siding was laid running south west from the south end of the culvert. A little further south were another two spoil sidings on either side of the line.

The culvert still stands.




Whitterhope Culvert Golden Bridge


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