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Old Bridge of Dee View from ESE showing NE front

SC 602346

Description Old Bridge of Dee View from ESE showing NE front

Date 1967

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 602346

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Old Bridge of Dee, Kelton, Dumfries & Galloway This is a four-span bridge over the River Dee, built in the early 18th century, and one of the biggest bridges in Galloway at the time of its construction. It is narrow, a reflection of the very limited use of wheeled vehicles in Scotland before the late 18th century. This shows the bridge from the south-east. It is typical of its period in having massive piers with triangular cutwaters. Note that it is entirely built of rubble masonry, also a typical feature. The narrowness of the carriageway is evident, and there are no pedestrian refuges to allow them to move out of the way of traffic. This bridge, and the associated stretches of road, were by-passed in 1825 by the construction of Threave Bridge, part of the improvement of the Carlisle-Portpatrick road, as a route to Ireland. The old bridge was retained, as it still is, for local traffic. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H67/345/1D


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