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Railway Viaduct

Remains of former Railway Viaduct, River Ayr
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Remains of former Railway Viaduct, River Ayr

The Railway Viaduct is a four-arched masonry bridge which carries railway over River Ayr immediately downstream of the Victoria Bridge, a half-mile (0.8 km) southeast of Ayr town centre in South Ayrshire. It was constructed in 1851 for the Ayr and Dalmellington Railway and rebuilt c.1878 for the successor company, the Glasgow and South Western Railway. The bridge is 7.9m (26 feet) in width and each arch has a 18.3-m (60-foot) span. A metal pedestrian passage, known as the Cage Walk, is attached to the western side of the stonework by brackets. The viaduct was C-listed in 2000.


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