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Listed Building

The legal part of the listing is the address/name of site only. All other information in the record is not statutory.


Status: Designated


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  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 09/11/1987


  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Parish: Inveravon

National Grid Reference

  • NGRNJ 16873 36793
  • Coordinates316873, 836793


G McFarlane, Engineer, Dundee, 1863. Single span lattice-girder rivetted iron bridge with short plate-girder access span at each end with ornamental cast-iron handrail. Bullfaced rubble abutments and piers. Overall length approximately 250 feet.

Statement of Special Interest

Ballindalloch Railway Bridge is good example of a mid 19th century single span iron bridge. The bridge is a significant feature in the landscape with distinctive wrought-iron lattice girders, constructed of doubled hexagonal plate latticed sections.

The bridge was constructed as part of the Strathspey Railway, which ran from Boat of Garten to Dufftown, and later became part of the Great North of Scotland Railway. As well as being a passenger line, this railway transported large volumes of whisky distilled throughout the Strathspey area. The railway line was closed and dismantled in 1960 as part of national cuts to the railway network. A timber deck has been added so that the bridge can be used by walkers and cyclists as part of the Speyside Way route. The bridge crosses the River Spey which forms a boundary with Knockando Parish.

Bridge previously a Scheduled Monument. Removed from Schedule on 16 February 2006.



Evident on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map (surveyed 1869-70, published 1874). J Hume, The Industrial Archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands (1977), p234. M Smith (1994) British Railway Bridges and Viaducts (1994) p87. R Paxton and J Shipway, Civil Engineering Heritage: Scotland Highlands and Islands (2007) pp135-136. RCAHMS, Canmore ID 16004.

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