Float Viaduct

Location type


Name and dates

Float Viaduct (1848-)

Opened on the Caledonian Railway.


This double track girder viaduct crossing the River Clyde is south of Carstairs on the west coast main line. Float Junction (replaced by today^s Carstairs South Junction) was to the north and the Strawfrank Watertroughs were to the south.




  /  /1873Caledonian Railway
Authorisation to stop up Float Level Crossing. (Not done at this time.) This level crossing was to the south of the Float Viaduct, over the River Clyde, on a public road which crossed the river by means of the Lampits Ferry.
  /  /1911Caledonian Railway
Details agreed with council to stop up Float Level Crossing. The Lampits Ferry was replaced by a new bridge carrying a new road over the Clyde to the west of Float Viaduct.


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