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Avon Viaduct

Located immediately to the southwest of Linlithgow Bridge and straddling the boundary between Falkirk and West Lothian, the Avon Viaduct conveys the Edinburgh-Glasgow mainline railway over the River Avon and the B825 road. Comprises twenty-six arches, this impressive structure was built in cream sandstone 1839-41 to designs by John Miller (1805-83), who was engineer to the Edinburgh & Glasgow Railway Company. It opened with the railway on 18th February 1842. The viaduct is 404m (442 yards) in length, reaches a height of 28m (92 feet) above the valley bottom and has been A-listed since 1971.


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