Riddings Junction Viaduct

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Coordinates: 55 ° 4 ′ 17 "  N , 2 ° 55 ′ 28"  W.

Riddings Junction Viaduct
Riddings Junction Viaduct
Riddings Junction Viaduct
use Railway bridge
place near Canonbie
construction Stone arch bridge
Number of openings 9
opening 1864
closure 1967
Riddings Junction Viaduct (Scotland)
Riddings Junction Viaduct

The Riddings Junction Viaduct is a former railway bridge near the village of Canonbie . It spans the Scottish-English border and lies halfway in the Scottish Council Area Dumfries and Galloway and the English county of Cumbria . In 1971 the building was included in the Scottish List of Monuments in the highest category A. The viaduct is classified as a Grade II * structure in the English monument lists.


The bridge was opened on April 18, 1864 as part of the branching from the Waverley Line , single-track branch line of the North British Railway to Langholm . After the line was closed in September 1967, the tracks were removed and the viaduct has not been used since then.

The masonry viaduct is located around two kilometers southeast of Canonbie. Describing a wide arch, it spans the border river Liddel Water with nine unusually strongly pressed, brickwork round arches . Its masonry is made of red sandstone . Narrow icebreakers emerge from the pillars . The bounding brick parapets with concrete caps and the iron handrails were only added in the course of the 20th century.

Individual evidence

  1. a b c Listed Building - Entry . In: Historic Scotland .
  2. a b Entry in the English list of monuments

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