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Martinton Bridge (Railway Viaduct over River Nith)

A Category B Listed Building in Dumfries, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.0844 / 55°5'3"N

Longitude: -3.6097 / 3°36'34"W

OS Eastings: 297344

OS Northings: 577846

OS Grid: NX973778

Mapcode National: GBR 397N.95

Mapcode Global: WH5WJ.JG9K

Entry Name: Martinton Bridge (Railway Viaduct over River Nith)

Listing Date: 26 June 1986

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334987

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3832

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dumfries

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Lochar

Parish: Dumfries

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Dumfries-Closeburn line, John Miller Engineer, opened
15.10.1849. Railway viaduct carrying double tracks; 3 wide,
skewed segmental arches over River Nith, 7 smaller arches on
low north bank, narrow round-headed pedestrian archway to
south. All built of red sandstone; wide arches, channelled
bullfaced ashlar, piers with cutwaters; rusticated voissoirs,
outer pilaster strips linked by continuous string; iron
handrail. Smaller arches to north built of squared rubble,
with ashlar dressings and band below parapets.

Statement of Interest

Also in Holywood Parish.

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