Dunipace Bridge

Maker
Unknown
Production date
Early 20th Century
Description
View looking east of a three arch stone bridge. The river is flowing gently under it. There are trees on the banks. The river is now bridged a short distance upstream by the M876 but the Dunipace Bridge still carries local traffic.
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Production date
Early 20th Century
Subject notes
The bridge was built in 1825. The mason was from Lesmahagow and the contractor from Stirling. The bridge is 32 metres long, the span of the middle arch is 10m, and that of each side arch 9m. A toll-house was located to the south.

Prior to the bridge being built there had been an important ford a little further downstream. The Road Trustees of the Eastern District of Stirlingshire who built it charged a toll. Tolls are still charged on some longer bridges.
Accession number
P15201

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