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East Belsyde, Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal Bridge 47

A Category B Listed Building in Linlithgow, West Lothian

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 339376

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB7480

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Linlithgow

County: West Lothian

Electoral Ward: Linlithgow

Parish: Linlithgow

Traditional County: West Lothian

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Description

Hugh Baird engineer, circa 1820. Segmental-arched bridge. Coursed whinstone rubble with parapet rebuilt in brick. Numbers beside keystone.

Statement of Interest

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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