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Latitude: 55.9669 / 55°58'0"N
Longitude: -3.6373 / 3°38'14"W
OS Eastings: 297898
OS Northings: 676085
OS Grid: NS978760
Mapcode National: GBR 1Q.X4TN
Mapcode Global: WH5R8.3971
Entry Name: East Belsyde, Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal Bridge 47
Listing Date: 25 June 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 339376
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7480
Building Class: Cultural
County: West Lothian
Electoral Ward: Linlithgow
Traditional County: West Lothian
Hugh Baird engineer, circa 1820. Segmental-arched bridge. Coursed whinstone rubble with parapet rebuilt in brick. Numbers beside keystone.
The Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal, begun in 1818 and opened in May 1822, completed the inland waterway link between Scotland's two major cities by connecting Edinburgh to the Forth and Clyde Canal near Falkirk. Designed by Hugh Baird with advice from Telford on the three main aqueducts. The canal when completed was 31 and a half miles long, 5ft deep, 37ft wide at the surface and 20ft wide at the bottom.
The Union Canal is a Scheduled Ancient Monument, SAM No. 4170, Scheduled on 15 December 2003.
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