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Glen Ogle, 3-Arch Railway Bridge

A Category C Listed Building in Balquhidder, Stirling

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.4085 / 56°24'30"N

Longitude: -4.3181 / 4°19'5"W

OS Eastings: 257060

OS Northings: 726437

OS Grid: NN570264

Mapcode National: GBR 0X.07WG

Mapcode Global: WH3LJ.M6Y0

Entry Name: Glen Ogle, 3-Arch Railway Bridge

Listing Date: 5 November 1971

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330423

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB229

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Balquhidder

County: Stirling

Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith

Parish: Balquhidder

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

John Strain, 1866. 3-segmental arch railway bridge, with sturdy tapered piers, set across mountain side. Bull-faced, coursed masonry.

Statement of Interest

Situated in the Northern half of Glen Ogle, just South of the 12-arch viaduct (listed separately). This bridge can be seen as an continuation of the viaduct.

The first meeting of the Committee of the Callander and Oban Line was held in 1864 and royal assent was given for its construction in 1865. In 1866 the contract for the section of line running through Glen Ogle was given to the contractor John McKay of Ann Street, Edinburgh. Various drawings, dated 1866, are held in the National Archives of Scotland (NAS) for bridges on this line, including this one. The plans are signed by the contractor and the engineer, but unfortunately the name of the latter is illegible. Gordon Biddle states that John Strain was the engineer. Confusingly, the Callander and Oban Railway is shown on the First Edition OS map, which was surveyed in 1862 and published in 1867. It seems likely that the map must have been updated shortly before it was published. The line was opened in 1870.

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