Nut and bolt

1994/003

Nut and bolt salvaged (c.1974) from the Avon Viaduct on the Edinburgh to Glasgow Union Canal

 

SKU: 1994/003 Categories: ,

Description

Screw bolt of 4 in length and 0.75 in diameter with nut 1.75 in sq x 0.75 in salvaged (c.1974) during re-conditioning of the Avon Viaduct (OSGR: NS 9816 7695) on the Edinburgh to Glasgow Union Canal erected 1820 (Engineer: Hugh Baird). The bolt fastened cast iron plates together to form part of the aqueduct trough.

The aqueduct is 250 m long and 26 m high. It is the longest and tallest aqueduct in Scotland. It is the second longest in Britain after the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct in Wales.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

1994/003

Item Type

Short Description

Nut and bolt

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c. 1820

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

Bolt: 114 (L) x 20 (dia). Head of bolt: 38 x 38 x 10. Nut 45 x 45 x 20.

Donor

Date Donated

October 1994

Materials

Iron

Condition

Fair (some thin rust)

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