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View from NW showing NNW front

SC 785988

Description View from NW showing NNW front

Date 7/4/1971

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 785988

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Old Bridge, Stirling This shows the bridge from the north-west. The almost semicircular arches and triangular cutwaters are features of pre-18th-century bridges. When it was built there was a gate at the crown of the bridge, supported on the projections above the central cutwater. This bridge carried main road traffic until the opening of the nearby New Bridge in 1831. It is now a footbridge, and is a property in care, looked after by Historic Scotland on behalf of Scottish Ministers. This masonry arch bridge was built in the 15th or 16th century, as the lowest crossing point of the River Forth, and replaced a succession of timber bridges. Its construction is typical of the period, though the arches are unusually large. The gradient of the approaches on either side were eased in about 1800. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/71/27/26

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/785988

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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Collection Level (551 147) John R Hume

> Item Level (SC 785988) View from NW showing NNW front

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Attribution: © HES. Reproduced courtesy of J R Hume

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