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Latitude: 55.7303 / 55°43'48"N
Longitude: -3.9853 / 3°59'7"W
OS Eastings: 275422
OS Northings: 650324
OS Grid: NS754503
Mapcode National: GBR 02L5.ZP
Mapcode Global: WH4R3.R7FG
Entry Name: Larkhall, Larkhall Viaduct
Listing Date: 15 August 1985
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 336514
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB5168
Building Class: Cultural
County: South Lanarkshire
Electoral Ward: Larkhall
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
Arrol Brothers 1898-1904. High 6-span steel X-truss bridge across River Avon. Independent sections of box-frame construction with lattice work braces; girder and steel plate decking cantilevered with catwalks and plain handrails; timber-floored maintenance walkway along S side. Tapered bull-faced cream sandstone piers with granite cores on concrete foundations with narrow strip detail to angles.
Built for the Caledonian Railway company by Arrol Brothers of Glasgow, engineers; A H Boyle of Glasgow was the contractor. The building of the viaduct was authorised by Caledonian Railway Act, 1897, for the Larkhall to Stonehouse branch. The contract to built was drawn up between the Caledonian Railway Company and Adam Hall Boyle, contractor, of Ruchill House, Glasgow, on 9th April 1898. The central masonry piers, numbers 4 and 5 were completed in December 1899 and May 1900 respectively. These piers were erected on concrete bases 52 x 32 feet and were sunk up to 60 feet below the ground. Said to be the highest railway bridge in Scotland and the second highest in Britain, its centre span rises 174 feet, some 170 feet above the river.
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