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

SC 367685

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

Catalogue Number SC 367685

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of DC 10542

Scope and Content Part of drawing showing detail of the 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 details of the structure of one of the supporting trestles below the deck of the viaduct. A complicated system of joints and beams combine to produce a strong and stable structure. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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