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Torcastle Aquaduct General View

SC 495469

Description Torcastle Aquaduct General View

Date 23/5/1976

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 495469

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Shangan Burn Aqueduct, Torcastle, Caledonian Canal This is the second largest of six aqueducts on the section of the canal between Loch Lochy and the sea. It has three arched spans, the two western ones for the Shangan Burn, and the third for a farm access road, but also available for flood relief. This view shows the south face of the aqueduct, which is curved in plan and battered to resist the weight of the canal bed and the water in it. The piers have small cutwaters to protect them from the scouring action of the river. The canal was designed by Thomas Telford, and built with Government funding to provide a safe route, avoiding the dangerous Pentland Firth, for small warships and the generality of trading vessels of the period. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H76/124/4


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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People and Organisations


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Attribution: © HES. Reproduced courtesy of J R Hume

Licence Type: Permission to Reproduce

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