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Details of Structural frame of timber railway viaduct at Aultnaslanach, Moy Signed and Dated "GDH 17/9/76"

SC 367681

Description Details of Structural frame of timber railway viaduct at Aultnaslanach, Moy Signed and Dated "GDH 17/9/76"

Catalogue Number SC 367681

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of DC 10542

Scope and Content Part of drawing showing detail of a box-bracket on central bay of Aultnaslanach Railway Viaduct, Moy, Inverness-shire Aultnaslanach Railway Viaduct carries the Aviemore to Inverness railway line which was opened by the Highland Railway Company in 1897. It is the only surviving wooden main-line railway viaduct in Britain. The viaduct has survived because it is better suited to the surrounding boggy ground than heavier metal or masonry bridges. Each of the four central frames is made up of six upright posts simply driven into the ground. This shows a box-bracket used to strengthen some of the joints on the viaduct. These can be found on either side of the upright posts securing the horizontal straining beams. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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