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Latitude: 55.2406 / 55°14'26"N
Longitude: -3.7774 / 3°46'38"W
OS Eastings: 287081
OS Northings: 595480
OS Grid: NX870954
Mapcode National: GBR 271V.Z6
Mapcode Global: WH5VN.YJDW
Entry Name: Nith Bridge (A702 over River Nith)
Listing Date: 3 August 1971
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 351179
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB17286
Building Class: Cultural
County: Dumfries and Galloway
Electoral Ward: Mid and Upper Nithsdale
Traditional County: Dumfriesshire
Building begun circa 1774; collapsed 1776 and rebuilt - 1778; strengthened 1930-31. Roadbridge, 2 large segmental arches
over River Nith. All built of red ashlar; recessed arch
rings, pointed central cutwaters carried upwards as
pedestrian refuges: parapets widened over massive abutments
(latter buttressed), square piers with pyramidal caps.
Also in Morton parish.
Begun by the presbytery of Penpont who had gathered $680 in contributions. It collapsed while building and aid was then
sought from the Commissioners of Supply.
Hewison notes stone - now removed - on parapet inscribed
"William Norton, Master mason, St John's Thornhill, 1777",
and also a tradition that the bridge was designed by Wm.
Murdoch (of gaslight fame).
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