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Latitude: 55.5988 / 55°35'55"N
Longitude: -4.5672 / 4°34'1"W
OS Eastings: 238349
OS Northings: 636902
OS Grid: NS383369
Mapcode National: GBR 3D.N6TX
Mapcode Global: WH3Q8.TJBQ
Entry Name: Disused Railway Viaduct Near West Gatehead
Listing Date: 4 August 1978
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 345393
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB12556
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Kilmarnock West and Crosshouse
Traditional County: Ayrshire
1812. Stone railway bridge spanning the River Irvine. Four
rounded arches, rounded cutwaters with half-column
buttresses rising through deck bands to parapet level.
Coursed rubble masonry with rusticated (?) free-stone to
arch voussoirs, cutwaters and buttresses. Outward curved
abutments on banks, with railway tracks approaching through
cuttings. Bridge deck now overgrown and parapets collapsed.
One piece of thin metal rail in fence on east abutment.
Built as part of the Kilmarnock and Troon plateway, which
was opened in 1812 as the first public railway in Scotland.
The earliest surviving bridge built for use by a railway
Masonry in poor condition.