Font Size

100% 150% 200%

Background Colour

Default Contrast
Close Reset

In recognition of the essential restrictions and measures imposed by the Scottish and UK Governments, we have closed all sites, depots and offices, including the HES Archives and Library, with immediate effect. Read our latest statement on Coronavirus (COVID-19).

Avon Viaduct View from W showing SSW front

SC 613143

Description Avon Viaduct View from W showing SSW front

Date 1969

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 613143

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Avon Viaduct, Linlithgow, West Lothian This viaduct was completed in 1842 for the opening of the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway, and was designed by John Miller, engineer. It is the second longest viaduct on the line, and has 23 arches, each of 15.2m span. This shows the viaduct from the south-west. Note that it is constructed entirely of polished sandstone ashlar. The sides of the arches (spandrels) have been strengthened with strapping made of old rails. This viaduct, like the others on the line, was originally built with internal walls supporting the rails, with hollows in between. In the 1960s these voids were filled in with lightweight concrete to allow speed restrictions on the line to be lifted. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H69/523/1B


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

> Item Level (SC 613143) Avon Viaduct View from W showing SSW front

People and Organisations


Attribution & Licence Summary

Attribution: © HES. Reproduced courtesy of J R Hume

Licence Type: Permission to Reproduce

You may: copy, display, store and make derivative works [eg documents] solely for licensed personal use at home or solely for licensed educational institution use by staff and students on a secure intranet.

Under these conditions: Display Attribution, No Commercial Use or Sale, No Public Distribution [eg by hand, email, web]

Full Terms & Conditions and Licence details

MyCanmore Text Contributions