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St. Germans Viaduct

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1921.

A timber viaduct across the River Tiddy just east of St. Germans railway station.

106 feet (32 m) high, 945 feet (288 m) long on 16 trestles. Piles were driven into the mud and trestles built on top from four groups of four timber baulks, each group raking inwards towards the top of the trestle. On top of this was a timber truss carrying the track.

It was demolished after the line was diverted to a new alignment on 19 May 1908.


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