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Crinan Canal, Dunnardry Locks, Rolling Bridge View from S bank of canal, from SE

SC 463800

Description Crinan Canal, Dunnardry Locks, Rolling Bridge View from S bank of canal, from SE

Date 10/5/1976

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 463800

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Rolling bridge, Dunardry, Crinan Canal, Argyll The Crinan Canal was built as a ship canal between 1794 and 1809, to designs by John Rennie. This hand-operated rolling bridge was built in 1900 to replace a swing bridge which was too heavy for its setting. This view shows the bridge from the north west. The main bridge members consist of pitch-pine baulks, braced by the lattice-girder pylons and tie rods. The bridge is on a wheeled carriage running on rails, and is moved by hand-gearing. The Crinan was built to avoid the voyage round the Mull of Kintyre, a dangerous one in the days of sail. It is now used mainly by yachts. This bridge is unique on the Scottish canal system. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H76/78/5

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/463800

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

> Item Level (SC 463800) Crinan Canal, Dunnardry Locks, Rolling Bridge View from S bank of canal, from SE

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Attribution: © HES. Reproduced courtesy of J R Hume

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