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View from SE showing SE front

SC 739861

Description View from SE showing SE front

Date 12/8/1970

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 739861

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content New Bridge of Doon, Alloway, Ayr, South Ayrshire This shows the bridge from the south-east. It has a single segmental masonry span, with solid masonry parapets. The pleasure grounds on the right are those of the Burns Monument Hotel, and both hotel and monument are out of sight to the right. By 1816, though Robert Burns had been dead for only 20 years, the cult of the poet was already well established. Alloway had become a resort, and the Auld Brig a place of pilgrimage. The monument itself was built between 1820 and 1823. This bridge was built in 1816 to carry the coast road to Dunure and Girvan over the River Doon, and supplanted the Auld Brig o' Doon, which features in Robert Burns' poem 'Tam o' Shanter'. The new bridge was on an alignment and of a width suitable for coach traffic. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/70/43/26


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