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Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Highlands and Islands

Date 2007

Event ID 931959

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Publication Account


(Institute Civil Engineers Historic Engineering Works no. HEW 0084/04)

Loy Aqueduct

This stone aqueduct, over the Loy, and an access road, was built from March to October 1806. It was one of five constructed by Simpson & Wilson by 1808 on the 6-mile reach of canal between Banavie Locks and Loch Lochy. Loy Aqueduct had and still has three semicircular masonry

spans of 10 ft, 25 ft and 10 ft set in an impressive retaining facade and the tunnels are about 250 ft long.

R Paxton and J Shipway, 2007.

Reproduced from 'Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Highlands and Islands' with kind permission from Thomas Telford Publishers.

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