Almond Valley Viaduct

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Almond Valley Viaduct (1842-)

Opened on the Edinburgh and Glasgow Railway.


This is a double track masonry 36 arch viaduct. The viaduct is 681 yds long overall and 60 ft high. The east end of the viaduct crosses the River Almond, the rest crossing the low lying land to the west. Alternative names for this viaduct are Almond Viaduct, Ratho Viaduct and Newbridge Viaduct.

This viaduct is part of a long section of elevated line, it is approached by embankments on either side and a second viaduct to the west, the Broxburn Viaduct.

At the west end the Newliston Shale Mine Branch formerly crossed under the line. The river passes under at the east end.


Viaduct River Almond


Almond Viaduct Ratho Viaduct Newbridge Viaduct

External links

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


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