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View from E showing three arches on SE front

SC 796252

Description View from E showing three arches on SE front

Date 18/5/1976

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 796252

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Glen Loy Aqueduct, Caledonian Canal, Highland This view from the west, taken on 18 May 1976, shows the largest of the aqueducts, over the river Loy. This was built in 1806, with a central river arch of 7.6m span, and 3m span accommodation arches for farm traffic on either side. The canal was designed by Thomas Telford, and built between 1803 and 1822. The face of the aqueduct seen here is not original, but was rebuilt after a collapse. The side arches, intended primarily for farm traffic, could also act as flood-relief arches, sometimes necessary in an area of high rainfall. This aqueduct is on the western section of the Caledonian Canal, between Gairlochy and Corpach, which cuts across several watercourses, two of which are crossed on three-span aqueducts. Because the canal's dimensions are so large, the passages under the canal look like tunnels. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference CT172


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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