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Calstock Viaduct

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<googlemap lat="50.491808" lon="-4.209652"> 50.496558, -4.210124, Calstock Viaduct </googlemap>

To Plymouth: St Budeaux Victoria Road
To Gunnislake: Calstock


The viaduct is 120 feet high with twelve 60 feet wide arches, and a further small arch in the Calstock abutment. Three of the piers stand in the River Tamar, which is tidal at this point and has a minimum clearance at high tide of 110 feet.

It was built between 1904 and 1907 by John Lang of Liskeard using 11,148 concrete blocks. These were cast in a temporary yard on the Devon bank opposite the village. The engineers were Richard Church and WR Galbraith.