EDINKILLIE RAILWAY VIADUCT (DIVIE VIADUCT) OVER RIVER DIVIE (Ref:2189)
This building is in the Moray Council and the
It is a category B building and was listed on 26/01/1971.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NJ 021 464.
Joseph Mitchell, chief engineer, 1861-3. High 7-span viaduct. Bull-faced rubble, tooled ashlar dressings. 7 bull- faced rubble arch rings supported by tall piers of similar masonry; approach causeways flanked by castellated turrets with dummy arrow slits; octagonal crenellated end piers. Coped parapet with mirrored plaques at centre, facing railway track. Span; each arch - 45'. Height above river bed; 106' Overall length; 477'.
Constructed for Inverness and Perth Junction Railway.
Plaques record Joseph Mitchell as Engineer in Chief and the
following as assistant engineers; W and M Paterson, John
Robinson, Hay, MacDowall and John Robertson. Contractor;
George Meakin, Birkenhead and John Dallas, Forres.
Foundation stone of viaduct laid by Lady Elma Bruce, 20 Oct
1861. Cost $10,231.
Joseph Mitchell, REMINISCENCES OF MY LIFE IN THE HIGHLANDS ii
(1884), p. 200. J and W Watson, MORAYSHIRE DESCRIBED (1868),
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