Woodmill Viaduct

Location type

Bridge

Name and dates

Woodmill Viaduct (1866-)

Opened on the West of Fife Railway and Harbour.

Description

This is a double track fifteen section viaduct on a curve just west of Dunfermline Town station. There are 13 masonry arches, one 'blind arch' and a girder. The viaduct is 435 ft long overall and 30 ft high.

It is on the 1866 section of the West of Fife Railway and Harbour which linked Elgin Railway and Dunfermline Branch (Edinburgh and Northern Railway). This connecting line survives today as a freight only route.

Since 1890 it has been on the route from the Forth Bridge to the south.

Probably the current viaduct dates from 1877 when the line south to North Queensferry opened.

Tags

Viaduct

Facilities

Listing: B