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Balloch, Balloch Road, Old Balloch Bridge

Suspension Bridge (19th Century)

Site Name Balloch, Balloch Road, Old Balloch Bridge

Classification Suspension Bridge (19th Century)

Alternative Name(s) River Leven; Loch Lomond

Canmore ID 277882

Site Number NS38SE 89

NGR NS 3910 8194

NGR Description NS c. 3910 8194

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council West Dunbartonshire
  • Parish Bonhill (West Dunbartonshire)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Dumbarton
  • Former County Dunbartonshire

Archaeology Notes

NS38SE 89 c. 3910 8194

Balloch Br [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1992.

For (successor and present) Balloch Bridge, see NS38SE 22.

This bridge formerly carried Balloch Road, Balloch over the River Leven, at the southern end of Loch Lomond.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 28 December 2005.

Suspension bridge of 1841.

J Gifford and F A Walker 2002.


Project (2007)

This project was undertaken to input site information listed in 'Civil engineering heritage: Scotland - Lowlands and Borders' by R Paxton and J Shipway, 2007.

Publication Account (2007)

An innovative Dredge suspension bridge with a 200 ft main span and side spans of 45 ft erected in 1841 was replaced in the late 19th century. The calculations for Dredge’s bridge have survived in Weale’s The Theory, Practice and Architecture of Bridges.

R Paxton and J Shipway 2007

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


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