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W elevation, plan at Deck Level and details. Signed and Dated "GDH 27/7/76"

SC 367717

Description W elevation, plan at Deck Level and details. Signed and Dated "GDH 27/7/76"

Catalogue Number SC 367717

Category On-line Digital Images

Copy of AND 787/1

Scope and Content Half elevation of Glenisla School Bridge at Kirkton of Glenisla, Angus Glenisla School Bridge was built in 1824 by John Justice and Company of Dundee to span the river Islay near Kirkton of Glenisla. It is one of the earliest surviving Scottish examples of a suspension bridge. Each half of the bridge forms a cantilever; a triangular bracket with the bracing stays as the longest side. However, the bridge is a suspension bridge because the deck is also suspended from the two low-slung stretcher wires. The modern suspension bridge was developed around 1800 in America. It could be built without specialised stone-masons, and did not need piers. It was adopted in the Scottish Borders where Spring floods often swept away the piers of conventional bridges. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.


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