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Cupar, Waterend Road, Footbridge

Footbridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Cupar, Waterend Road, Footbridge

Classification Footbridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) River Eden; Cupar Footbridge

Canmore ID 31490

Site Number NO31SE 110

NGR NO 37641 14462

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Fife
  • Parish Cupar
  • Former Region Fife
  • Former District North East Fife
  • Former County Fife

Archaeology Notes

NO31SE 110 37641 14462

F B [NAT]

OS 1:2500 map [undated].

This bridge carries a footpath over the River Eden to the E of the town centre of Cupar (NO31SE 5).

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 22 February 2006.

Activities

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)

This light footbridge of a type now rarely seen spans the Eden between South Bridge and the recently rebuilt

Victoria Bridge. It has a span of 32 ft and is 4 ft wide. Its main structure consists of two slightly arched L-sections 712 by 212 in. carrying a timber deck. Ties of 34 in. diameter link the mid-span of the L-sections with the top of the railings at the abutments with no obvious structural anchorage. The bridge probably dates from ca.1850.

Paxton and Shipway 2007

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

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