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Latitude: 55.9645 / 55°57'52"N
Longitude: -3.6449 / 3°38'41"W
OS Eastings: 297414
OS Northings: 675827
OS Grid: NS974758
Mapcode National: GBR 1Q.X93H
Mapcode Global: WH5R7.ZBGX
Entry Name: 48 Woodcockvale, Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal Bridge 48
Listing Date: 25 June 1980
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 345959
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB12988
Building Class: Cultural
County: West Lothian
Electoral Ward: Upper Braes
Traditional County: West Lothian
Hugh Baird engineer, circa 1820. Segmental-arched bridge, tall parapet. Coursed bull-faced whinstone, stugged dressings, ashlar string course and coped parapet. Inscribed '48' on 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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