Craighead Viaduct

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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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Aerial Photographs of Blantyre 1950

Craighead Viaduct designed by Sir William Arrol.

This structure carried trains from Hamilton over to Bothwell across the River Clyde on the L.N.E R. railway, at an impressive height of 180 feet! It was a place that attracted the odd suicide. The old walkway at the top of the piers made an excellent short cut for the people of Blantyre to cross over to Bothwell. Just imagine the tremendous noise and rattles as a train passed overhead. L.N.E.R. stopped using the viaduct route for passenger trains in 1952 and freight trains shortly thereafter duse to the condition of the piers.

Craighead Viaduct

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Sent in by Andy Lynch

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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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