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Latitude: 54.8607 / 54°51'38"N
Longitude: -4.0315 / 4°1'53"W
OS Eastings: 269699
OS Northings: 553655
OS Grid: NX696536
Mapcode National: GBR 0D87.ZC
Mapcode Global: WH4WC.13H2
Plus Code: 9C6QVX69+79
Entry Name: Old Bridge, Tongland
Listing Name: Tongland, Old Tongland Bridge
Listing Date: 4 November 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 350981
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17123
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Dee and Glenkens
Traditional County: Kirkcudbrightshire
Tagged with: Road bridge
Built 1737. 2-arch stone bridge spanning River Dee on Tongland/Kirkcudbright parish boundaries.
2 segmental arches, 100ft approx span in all including
central pier. V-cutwater buttresses flank arches to both
elevations; possibly partially rebuilt or quoin-stones recut.
Narrow rubble voussoirs, rubble soffit and abutments. Dressed
stone to cutwaters and base of central pier. Rubble parapets
rebuilt and now cantilevered out to give footpaths each side.
Original width of carriageway 10ft approx. Parapet with
sandstone coping and slightly splayed embrasures terminating
in pyramidal capstone.
Apart from minor works to the parapet the bridge is a well
preserved example of early 18th-century work with tall
spectacular arch spans.
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