Listed Building

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Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
Planning Authority
Dumfries And Galloway
NS 72190 12341
272190, 612341


Probably designed by John Smeaton engineer, 1756. Inscription

panel "This Bridge was built by William Douglas Mason,

Crechan, 1761": roadbridge, 3 segmental arches over River

Nith, with roadway sloping down towards south bank: widened

with iron girders 1920 (dated). Built of red rubble with

ashlar voussoirs, cutwaters carried upwards presumably

originally as pedestrian refuges: splayed abutments and


Statement of Special Interest

Category C(S) only because of altered condition.

In 1756, "Mr Smeaton, Ingeneer" made a plan for a bridge at

Kirkconnel Kirk. John Smeaton submitted a report on the River

Lochar 21.9.1754; while in Dumfriesshire he was evidently

able to provide designs for other works (see NRA(S) 1275

bundle 1509).



Minutes of the Commissioners of supply held in Ewart

Library, Dumfries. D1/1/6.

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