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Divie Viaduct


(Edinkillie Viaduct)

A tall seven-arch masonry viaduct which crosses the River Divie at Glenearnie in W Moray, the Divie or Edinkillie Viaduct is located 7 miles (11 km) south of Forres. Built at a cost of more than 10,000 by George Meakin of Birkenhead to the designs of Joseph Mitchell (1803-83) for the Highland Railway, the foundation stone was laid by Lady Elma Bruce on 20th October 1861 and the viaduct opened two years later. The 145-m (477-foot) long viaduct carried a single railway track 32.3m (106 feet) above the river supported by seven 13.7-m (45-foot) arches. Castellated turrets separate the viaduct from substantial masonry abutments.

B-listed in 1971, the viaduct now forms part of the route of the Dava Way.


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