Meldon Viaduct

Meldon Viaduct is a cast iron/wrought iron bridge over the West Okement River which was used to carry trains from Okehampton towards Launceston or Plymouth. It opened in 1874 with the London South West commercial trains running across it until 1968, when they stopped running the local quarry continued to use it until the 1990s. It is still used as part of the Granite Way with bikes and pedestrians its main traffic now. Meldon viaduct is a scheduled monument and is one of only two of this wrought iron type of bridge, the other being Bennerley viaduct near Derbyshire.


Looking along the Granite Way across the viaduct


From the viaduct towards Meldon Dam


Meldon Viaduct from the viewing platform, there’s one on each side

Meldon Viaduct

The curve of Meldon Viaduct as it passes over the West Okement river