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Union Canal, Bridge No. 62

Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Union Canal, Bridge No. 62

Classification Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Bantaskin Bridge; Bantaskine Bridge; Edinburgh And Glasgow Union Canal

Canmore ID 95391

Site Number NS87NE 31.02

NGR NS 87773 79235

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Falkirk
  • Parish Falkirk
  • Former Region Central
  • Former District Falkirk
  • Former County Stirlingshire

Archaeology Notes

NS87NE 31.02 87773 79235

This bridge, c.500m W of Falkirk High station,carries a track over the Union Canal (built 1818-22, designer Hugh Baird). See Hutton for early 1900s photographs. A description of a typical bridge is given on NS97NW 61.02, q.v.)

(Undated) information in NMRS.

This bridge is the most photographed on the canal. Formerly boats were available for hire at this point.

G Hutton 1993.

This bridge is also known as Walker's Bridge and is the last on the canal.

H Brown 1997.

This bridge carries a minor road or track over the canal on the 1st edition of the OS 6-inch map (Stirlingshire 1864, sheet xxx) and on the 2nd edition of the OS 6-inch map (Stirlingshire 1899, sheet xxx NE). On the current edition of the OS 1:10000 map and on the OS Basic Scale digital map (2000) the bridge is carrying a track.

Information from RCAHMS (MD) 3 May 2001.

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