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Latitude: 56.1475 / 56°8'51"N
Longitude: -4.2569 / 4°15'24"W
OS Eastings: 259884
OS Northings: 697272
OS Grid: NS598972
Mapcode National: GBR 0Z.JPN9
Mapcode Global: WH3MQ.LR33
Entry Name: Cardross Bridge over River Forth
Listing Date: 5 October 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 347092
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB13871
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Port Of Menteith
Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith
Parish: Port Of Menteith
Traditional County: Perthshire
1774; parapet rebuilt circa 1972. 3-span, segmental arched bridge; 200 feet in length with coped parapet walls and splayed approaches. Rubble construction; bull-faced piers and cutwaters; rough dressed voussoirs and copes. Triangular cutwaters to piers.
Cardross Bridge is good example of an 18th century bridge and a significant feature in the landscape. Although partially rebuilt there has been a bridge at this strategic position since at least the late 18th century. It connects the parishes of Kippen and Port of Montieth, by carrying the B8034 public road over the River Forth. This early bridge has good stonework detailing such as prominent and well detailed cutwaters.
The bridge was built by the government from the revenues of forfeited lands. This is reference in a panel to the S face of the E abutment, with inscription: "THIS BUILDING ERECTED A.D. 1774 / HIS MAJESTY / GAVE IN AID TO IT OUT OF THE ANNEXED / ESTATES £250 STR. / VIATOR / TUTO TRANSEAS / SIS / MEMOR / REGII / BENEFICII" (Traveller, may you cross safely. Be mindful of the Royal benefaction). This panel is now obscured (possibly removed) by an early 21 century gabion wall.
Bridge previously a Scheduled Monument. Removed from Schedule on 19 July 2011.
List description updated 2011.
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