Glenfinnan Viaduct, Glenfinnan

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The Glenfinnan Viaduct is a railway viaduct on the West Highland Line in Glenfinnan, Inverness-shire, Scotland. Located at the top of Loch Shiel in the West Highlands of Scotland, the viaduct overlooks the Glenfinnan Monument and the waters of Loch Shiel.
The Glenfinnan Viaduct, however, was complete enough by October 1898 to be used to transport materials across the valley. It was built at a cost of.
A long-established legend attached to the Glenfinnan Viaduct was that a horse had fallen into one of the piers during construction in 1898 or 1899. In 1987, Professor Roland Paxton failed to find evidence of a horse at Glenfinnan using a fisheye camera inserted into boreholes in the only two piers large enough to accommodate a horse. In 1997, on the basis of local hearsay, he investigated the Loch nan Uamh Viaduct by the same method but found the piers to be full of rubble. Using scanning technology in 2001, the remains of the horse and cart were found at Loch nan Uamh, within the large central pylon.
The viaduct is built from mass concrete, and has 21 semicircular spans of. It is the longest concrete railway bridge in Scotland at, and crosses the River Finnan at a height of. The West Highland Line it carries is single track, and the viaduct is wide between the parapets. The viaduct is built on a curve of.
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  • The viaduct is located in a nice landscape, the walk around it is short. If you drive around, be sure to stop here, but travel through half of Scotland just for this place is not worth it. It has a modern motorbike.
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  • Three pounds has the parking lot. We didn't have time to have look somewhere where you didn't have to pay so... Keep an eye out when you go... Nice view!!!! For the view K Mono Vzo 4
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  • Stop here on route to the Ferry, very small car park and about a 10/15 min walk if you want to climb up the hill on the other side to get a better view. I imagined if you planned ahead correctly and timed it with a train going over it would look decent.
  • Wonderful bridge. Park your car in nearby visitor centre and walk up to this wonderful bridge. It’s a lovely walk and if you are lucky then you would see deers too. Beautiful scenic views are all around this bridge. This bridge has featured in Harry Potter movies too.
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