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Roxburgh Viaduct

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near Kelso

Also known as Teviot Viaduct.

An impressive, but little-visited large masonry viaduct over the River Teviot, built on a curve.

An interesting iron footbridge runs alongside the viaduct, supported by its piers. See Roxburgh Viaduct Footbridge.

Built 1849-50 by the North British Railway to connect the Edinburgh Waverley line at St Boswells with Kelso.

There are 14 segmental arches, of which 6 are skewed. Maximum height approx 70 ft.

Responsible Engineer: John Miller. Resident Engineer: G. Glennie.

1968 Railway closed

The viaduct is now part of the Border Abbeys Pedestrian Way.

See Also


Sources of Information

  • 'Civil Engineering Heritage - Scotland Lowlands and Borders' by Roland Paxton and Jim Shipway, RCAHMS/ICE/Thomas Telford, 2007