Almond Valley Viaduct 2 - PHOTOGRAPHER COMMENT
Another photograph of the viaduct taken futher back, showing more of the structure.
Almond Valley Viaduct 2 - FURTHER INFORMATION
Almond Valley Viaduct 2 - Edinburgh visitor guide showing a virtual tour of 'Almond Valley Viaduct 2' linked to an interactive map with local and travel information. 360° panoramas from Lothian.
This panorama shows a view of the Almond Valley Viaduct which crosses the River Almond on the Edinburgh to Glasgow near Newbridge. Built between 1839-41 by John Gibb this is a Class A scheduled monument in Scotland.
The Viaduct opened in 1842 and has two section, the long eastern section shown here has 36 segmental masonry arches each with a span of 15.2m. There then follows a quarter-mile long embankment and then a further 6 arches making up the western section. In 1988 the pillars were reinforced with steel bands made of old rails to allow trains to cross over at increased speeds.
Almond Valley Viaduct is not a major tourist attraction, but a notable part of the Industrial Age in Scotland, a feat of engineering and well worth a visit.
TRAVEL DIRECTIONS AND GETTING THERE
Road: Just north of the M8 / M9 juction, at the Newbridge roundabout take the 2nd exit (A89 for Broxburn), the viaduct is on your left about 3/4 of a mile farther on.