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

SC 367688

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

Catalogue Number SC 367688

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of DC 10542

Scope and Content Part of drawing showing detail of a joint between stiffening beam, diagonal strut, upright post and tie-rod on flanking 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 plan of the joint between the horizontal stiffening beam, the upright post, a diagonal strut and the tie-rod on one of the flanking bays. The viaduct consists of many complicated joints, which combine to create a strong and stable structure. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

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