NH5355 : Railway bridge, Conon Bridge (1)

taken 7 years ago, near to Conon Bridge, Highland, Great Britain

Railway bridge, Conon Bridge (1)
Railway bridge, Conon Bridge (1)
The foundation stone of this bridge was laid by Miss MacKenzie of Seaforth, as early as November 1860 but it was last of major works of Inverness and Ross-shire Railway to be completed. The bridge is unusual because the skewing is achieved by having each span built as four separate, staggered narrow arches. At time of its completion, the designer, Joseph Mitchell, believed it to have the largest arches of any skew bridge so far constructed. The bridge carries the railway across River Conon at an angle of 45 degrees. It measures 540 ft (164.6m) in total length and comprises five spans of 73 ft (22.3m) at a greatest height of 45 ft (13.7m). Stone construction was used in preference to originally intended iron on account of its local availability. The line opened on 11 June 1862 and is still in use. See also NH5355 : Railway bridge, Conon Bridge (2) .
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 21 June, 2010
Category
Railway viaduct   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 539 557 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:34.0838N 4:26.5751W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 540 557
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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