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Coombe by Saltash Viaduct

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A Class D viaduct immediately west of Saltash.

86 feet (26 m) high, 603 feet (184 m) long on 9 trestles; replaced by a stone viaduct on 19 October 1894.

Because it crossed a deep, muddy tidal inlet, Brunel constructed this viaduct on timber piles and used timber trestles instead of stone piers. These were made from four groups of four timber baulks, each group raking inwards towards the top of the trestle.

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