The eleven-arch granite-built viaduct  carries the Cornish Main Line railway across the steep-sided valley of the Angarrack River, a tributary of the River Hayle, between the present day stations of Camborne and Hayle. The village extends up the valley and under the viaduct.
The original viaduct at Angarrack was designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the West Cornwall Railway and was "... built wholly of timber on stone footings". It was nearly 800 feet (240 m) long and 100 feet (30 m) high. The present viaduct of roughly the same dimensions was an entirely new replacement structure and opened by the Great Western Railway in 1885. Its eleven granite arches each have a span of 56.5 feet (17.2 m). It is a Grade II listed building. 
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