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Latitude: 56.4151 / 56°24'54"N
Longitude: -4.3296 / 4°19'46"W
OS Eastings: 256380
OS Northings: 727200
OS Grid: NN563272
Mapcode National: GBR HCPR.MJ2
Mapcode Global: WH3LJ.G0JX
Entry Name: Glen Ogle Viaduct
Listing Date: 5 October 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 335370
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB4141
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith
Traditional County: Perthshire
Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority
John Strain, circa 1866. 12-segmental arch viaduct, with sturdy tapered piers, set across mountain side. Bull-faced, coursed masonry. Occupies dramatic location on W side of Glen Ogle.
Situated in the Northern half of Glen Ogle, running parallel to Creag Na h-Iolaire. 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. Amongst these papers is a design for a viaduct (RHP120173), but it is for one of 20 arches and therefore not the final design for the present viaduct. 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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