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Latitude: 55.8926 / 55°53'33"N
Longitude: -3.0829 / 3°4'58"W
OS Eastings: 332372
OS Northings: 667136
OS Grid: NT323671
Mapcode National: GBR 60X9.CJ
Mapcode Global: WH6T1.M550
Entry Name: Glenesk Railway Viaduct
Listing Date: 22 January 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 332050
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1445
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Midlothian East
Traditional County: Midlothian
James Jardine, 1829-31. Railway bridge, on N-S axis.
Single span with semicircular arch. Channelled bull-faced ashlar. Smooth ashlar channelled voussoirs. Railway track removed.
Glenesk Viaduct (also known as Glen Arch) spans River North Esk. It
was built for the Edinburgh & Dalkeith Railway. It was later widened by the addition of steel walkways, and a steel frame inserted in the arch in 1968 to secure it against possible mining subsidence. The line was closed in 1969. The steel work was removed during a programme of consolidation completed in 1993. The view formerly held that the bridge was an 1847 replacement of an earlier timber structure has been dscredited by
Mr Paxton's research, which identified it as one of the earliest major railway bridges in Scotland. Upgraded B to A January 1994.
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