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Johnstone Bridge (A74 over River Annan)

A Category B Listed Building in Annandale North, Dumfries and Galloway

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.2119 / 55°12'42"N

Longitude: -3.4145 / 3°24'52"W

OS Eastings: 310090

OS Northings: 591761

OS Grid: NY100917

Mapcode National: GBR 48L5.KH

Mapcode Global: WH6X5.J88B

Entry Name: Johnstone Bridge (A74 over River Annan)

Listing Date: 3 August 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 334359

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3342

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Applegarth

County: Dumfries and Galloway

Electoral Ward: Annandale North

Parish: Applegarth

Traditional County: Dumfriesshire

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Description

Blyth and Blyth, engineers. Dated 1939. Roadbridge, single
segmental arch carrying dual carriageway over River Annan.
Widened sympathetically to W circa 1980 retaining profile.
Reinforced concrete with bull-faced red ashlar cladding,
mostly snecked, parapets channelled and with massive drum
terminals.
Inscribed stones from previous (1818) bridge by Thomas
Telford set near S end of each parapet.

Statement of Interest

Also in Johnstone Parish. An early example of this type and

scale of bridge; carriageways each originally 20 feet in

width.

One stone inscribed "...Built By/JOHN MACDONALD/from a Plan

By/THOMAS TELFORD/...1818".

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