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Dumfries, Saint Michael's Bridge

Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Dumfries, Saint Michael's Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) St Michael's Bridge Road; Maxwelltown; River Nith

Canmore ID 68561

Site Number NX97NE 111

NGR NX 97312 75619

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Dumfries And Galloway
  • Parish Troqueer (Dumfries-shire)
  • Former Region Dumfries And Galloway
  • Former District Nithsdale
  • Former County Dumfries-shire

Archaeology Notes

NX97NE 111 97312 75619

Location formerly cited as NX 97277 75595 to NX 97336 75335.

St Michael's Bridge [NAT]

OS 1:10,000 map, 1991.

(Location cited as NX 973 757). St Michael's Bridge, built 1927 by engineer J B Brodie. A 4-span, reinforced-concrete bridge 233 ft (70m) long with 3 segmental arches and a smaller semicircular arch over a roadway. Faced with sandstone. There are triangular cutwaters.

J R Hume 1976.

St Michael's Bridge, St Michael's Bridge Road, by J Boyd Brodie, 1925.

J Gifford 1996.

This bridge carries St Michael's Bridge Road across the River Nith to the S of the suspension bridge NX97NE 108. The river here forms the boundary between the parishes of Troqueer (to the W) and Dumfries (to the E).

The location assigned to this record defines the midpoint of the structure. The available map evidence suggests that it extends from NS c. 97281 75600 to NX c. 97334 75637.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 17 March 2006.

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