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Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Lowlands and Borders

Nungate Bridge, Haddington is probably early-16th century at least in parts, sandstone masonry bridge, also over the Tyne, about 210 ft long, and with three low-rise segmental arches of about 44 ft span. Its masonry details are similar in Scotland only to Old Bridge, Musselburgh, for which Inglis poses a date of ca.1530 and that Haddington Bridge is earlier. The width between parapet faces is about 1012 ft and 1434 ft overall. The bridge shows signs of mucha alteration and repair and it is difficult to be certain of the dating of its various elements. It was used by vehicular traffic in the last century but is now restricted to pedestrian and cycle use.

R Paxton and J Shipway 2007

Reproduced from 'Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Lowlands and Borders' with kind permission from Thomas Telford Publishers.