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Boat O' Brig Railway Viaduct over River Spey

A Category B Listed Building in Rothes, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.5511 / 57°33'3"N

Longitude: -3.1401 / 3°8'24"W

OS Eastings: 331865

OS Northings: 851791

OS Grid: NJ318517

Mapcode National: GBR L8MR.S99

Mapcode Global: WH6JW.QGWM

Entry Name: Boat O' Brig Railway Viaduct over River Spey

Listing Date: 9 November 1987

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 349541

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB15849

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Rothes

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Speyside Glenlivet

Parish: Rothes

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Joseph Mitchell, 1858. Viaduct comprising steel lattice-
girder (1906, replacing former plate-girder bridge) with
6-span approach at W bank, single span at E bank. Tooled
ashlar, some bull-faced ashlar dressings.
W bank: 3 wide and 3 narrower rusticated and keystoned
arch rings, the wider close to river bank and supported by
bull-faced ashlar cutwaters.
E bank: single arch ring borne on bull-faced cutwaters.
Panelled pilastered end abutments. String courses; ashlar
copes.
Approximate span; steel girder bridge; 250'.
Approximate overall span; 635'.

Statement of Interest

Viaduct first constructed with plate-girder span which was

replaced in 1906 with present bridge. Plaque (1905) records

Messrs Head Wrightson of Thornaby-on-Tees as contractors,

William Roberts, Engineer and William Whitelaw, Chairman,

Highland Railway. Also known as spey (orten) viaduct.

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