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Borrodale Viaduct

A Category A Listed Building in Caol and Mallaig, Highland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.9034 / 56°54'12"N

Longitude: -5.7831 / 5°46'59"W

OS Eastings: 169746

OS Northings: 785492

OS Grid: NM697854

Mapcode National: GBR DB3G.V3X

Mapcode Global: WH0CX.4RD4

Plus Code: 9C8PW638+9P

Entry Name: Borrodale Viaduct

Listing Name: Arisaig, Borrodale Railway Viaduct over the Borrodale Burn

Listing Date: 5 October 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 330507

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB302

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Arisaig and Moidart

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Caol and Mallaig

Parish: Arisaig And Moidart

Traditional County: Inverness-shire

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Description

Opened 1901. High, wide single span massed concrete viaduct;
single concrete arch ring with rusticated detailing; rubble
parapet with crenellation. Viaduct flanked by rubble bridges
oversailing path each side of Borrodale Burn; dressed rubble
arch rings with crenellated parapets. All parapets with
concrete copse. Long, high approach causeway carries track at
north. Continuous string course links rubble and concrete
masonry. Centre span of 127'6" (38.9m) flanked by 20'
(6.1 m) spans.

Statement of Interest

In 1901 this viaduct was the longest concrete span in

the world. Upgraded January 1989.

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