Wednesday 9 March 2011

Findhorn Viaduct in Tomatin, Scotland made by Andrew Handyside in 1897.

Andrew Handyside who made Friar Gate bridge also made many hundreds of bridges of many different sizes around the world such as this impressive viaduct in Scotland which is still in use today.
This stunning bit of engineering by Andrew Handyside is Findhorn Viaduct in Tomatin, Scotland.
It has seven spans of 130 foot and two spans of 125 foot. A total length of 1,160 foot. It weighs 1,730 Tons. It was built in Derby in 1897 and transported via Rail.
The engineers for this viaduct were Sir John Fowler, Bart., K.C.M.G., M. Inst. C.E. Murdoch Paterson, Esq., M. Inst. C.E., Inverness.

A great photograph of two steam trains going across Findhorn viaduct :
1Z49 0923 Inverness - Edinburgh 13-04-10
Photograph by phantomfgr2.

Panoramic photograph showing several of the spans on Findhorn viaduct:
Transcending the Artery
Photograph by Rudeigin Beag.

A close up photograph of one of Handysides 130 foot spans that make up Findhorn viaduct.
Findhorn Viaduct 2
Photograph by Roy's in Ireland.

Google Streetview has captured this viaduct which means you can take a good look around the contruction of the spans from several angles. Click my links here - Findhorn Viaduct view 1. Findhorn Viaduct view 2.

My Reference :
Page 11 of Steel & Iron Structures Made and erected by Andrew Handyside & Co Ltd of Derby and London. Published 1904.

Can you help find more Handyside stuff ?
If anyone out there knows of any other bridges around the world bearing the Handyside badge that I have not mentioned yet then please get in touch with details, location, photographs etc.


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