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TITLE
Loch nan Uamh Viaduct
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_02_016_0464
PLACENAME
Loch nan Uamh
DISTRICT
Lochaber
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart
PERIOD
1970s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
14333
KEYWORDS
bridges
transport
viaducts
railways
engineers
Loch nan Uamh Viaduct

Loch nan Uamh viaduct (also known as Gleann Mama viaduct) is one of six viaducts built on the West Highland Line extension from Fort William to Mallaig. It was designed by the road and rail engineer Robert McAlpine who earned the nick name Concrete Bob because of his love of concrete as a building material. The viaduct has eight arches with a large central pier in the middle. X-rays done in 2001 revealed the remains of a horse and cart which had fallen into the concrete before it set.

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Loch nan Uamh Viaduct

INVERNESS: Arisaig and Moidart

1970s

bridges; transport; viaducts; railways; engineers

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

Loch nan Uamh viaduct (also known as Gleann Mama viaduct) is one of six viaducts built on the West Highland Line extension from Fort William to Mallaig. It was designed by the road and rail engineer Robert McAlpine who earned the nick name Concrete Bob because of his love of concrete as a building material. The viaduct has eight arches with a large central pier in the middle. X-rays done in 2001 revealed the remains of a horse and cart which had fallen into the concrete before it set.