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GLENBRANTER, BRIDGEND, BRIDGE OVER THE RIVER CURLB18186

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
28/08/1980
Local Authority
Argyll And Bute
Planning Authority
Argyll And Bute
Parish
Strachur
National Park
Loch Lomond And The Trossachs
NGR
NS 11356 98010
Coordinates
211356, 698010

Description

Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority

This bridge over the River Cur at Glenbranter is a good example of an early 19th century 2-arched bridge, surviving in original condition. It is recognised for its condition, quality and historic value as part of the reconstruction of the road from Strachur to Ardentinny after 1806.

This bridge was part of the earlier road S from Strachur to Ardentinny and Dunoon, which ran on the W side of the river N of Glenbranter, before crossing at this point. The bridge is almost flat, with only a slight rise at the centre and is entirely of rubble, with two wide segmental arches. On both the upstream and downstream side is a single cutwater. The parapet has rough rubble coping. The soffit has been cement-rendered.

Statement of Special Interest

The Commission for Highland Roads and Bridges was founded in 1803 and was responsible for the routes of many of the roads still in use. In this case, the Commission saw that a lack of good communications between Loch Fyne and Glasgow was affecting the fishing industry and decided to construct a new road from Strachur to Ardentinny to aid in the transport of fish, salt and casks (Haldane, 1962, 67). A contract for the construction of the road allows for a number of bridges, one of which has two arches of 16 feet each, which is thought to be this bridge.

References

Bibliography

Ordnance Survey 1st edition (1866) and 2nd edition (c1898); GD253/170/7, Scroll contract for making a road from Strachur to Ardintinny in Argyllshire (1806); Haldane, A R B, New Ways Through The Glens (1962).

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