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Craig-an-arden Viaduct

Railway Viaduct (19-20th Century)

Site Name Craig-an-arden Viaduct

Classification Railway Viaduct (19-20th Century)

Alternative Name(s) Creag An Arnain Railway Viaduct; Loch Lomond; Craigenarden Viaduct

Canmore ID 129468

Site Number NN31SW 16

NGR NN 32257 10601

NGR Description From NN 32297 10639 to NN 32231 10558

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Arrochar
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Dumbarton
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NN31SW 16 32297 10639 to 32231 10558

(Location cited as NN 322 106). Craig-an-Arden Viaduct, opened 1894 by the West Highland Rly. A 7-span masonry viaduct, on a curve, with semicircular arches. The parapets are castellated.

J R Hume 1976.

This viaduct carries the Glasgow - Crianlarich - Fort William ('West Highland') line of the former North British Rly. over two unnamed burns above the W shore of Loch Lomond.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 1 May 1998.

Stone viaduct with castellations to parapet and balusters up the piers. The viaduct is about 104m long, of eight arches of 11m spans and built of whinstone. It was constructed in this style to avoid critcism at the time if a standard lattice girder bridge had been used (J Thomas 1976) .

Information from RCAHMS (DE), April 2007

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