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Iron Bridge over River Devon at Cambus

A Category A Listed Building in Alloa, Clackmannanshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.1256 / 56°7'32"N

Longitude: -3.8463 / 3°50'46"W

OS Eastings: 285325

OS Northings: 694078

OS Grid: NS853940

Mapcode National: GBR 1G.L5VN

Mapcode Global: WH4P7.W9LC

Entry Name: Iron Bridge over River Devon at Cambus

Listing Date: 12 June 1972

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332787

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1985

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Alloa

County: Clackmannanshire

Electoral Ward: Clackmannanshire West

Traditional County: Clackmannanshire

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Description

Early 19th century, Carron Company. Single-span, segmental-arched, prefabricated cast iron lattice girder bridge. Coped, squared and coursed, droved sandstone abutments with curved approaches. Timber deck with iron guide rails. Metal railings.

Statement of Interest

This elegant, single-span cast iron bridge is one of the oldest cast iron bridges in Scotland. Built from prefabricated lattice girders, it was originally used by the neighbouring Cambus Distillery to move goods across the river from one part of their site to another. It originally carried horse-drawn traffic, and the guide rails are still evident. The bridge was restored in 1997 and is now a footbridge (2008).The Carron Company, located near Falkirk was founded in 1759. Internationally renowned, the beginning of the 19th century it had become one of the largest iron works in Europe and exported its goods all over the world.

List description updated in 2008.

Formerly a scheduled monument. Scheduled on 15/10/1975 and descheduled on 23/03/2016.

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