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Loch Ken Viaduct

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north west of Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway.

It has three wrought iron bowstring lattice girder spans of 138 ft, and is built on a curve of 880 yd radius to carry the Portpatrick Railway over the River Dee. The masonry of the piers rests on cast-iron tubes up to 42 ft deep, which were sunk by a novel use of screw-piles.

Designed by B. and E. Blyth, consulting engineers, and built by Thomas Nelson and Co., Carlisle, in 1859–60.

1965 Closed. Now privately owned and used for road access.

See CANMORE entry for history, description, photos, and map[1]

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  1. [1] CANMORE website: Loch Ken Viaduct