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Latitude: 56.243 / 56°14'34"N
Longitude: -4.2171 / 4°13'1"W
OS Eastings: 262697
OS Northings: 707816
OS Grid: NN626078
Mapcode National: GBR 11.BLKY
Mapcode Global: WH4NH.6B3X
Entry Name: Callander Bridge over River Teith
Listing Date: 6 September 1979
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 358585
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB22897
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith
Traditional County: Perthshire
Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority
Dated 1908. Impressive and handsome bridge carrying the A81 over the Teith from Callander to Aberfoyle. The bridge replaces an earlier one dating from 1764.
Square snecked red sandstone with 3 pointed arches resting on cutwaters. Heavy roll moulding to voussoirs with a staggered string course running beneath the stepped parapet. The flanking retaining wing walls appear to contain original fabric from the original bridge. There are 2 cast iron light standards to the W side.
A documented stone built bridge has been known to exist at this location since 1764. The original bridge offered a link between Major Caulfield's Military Road running along the Main Street of Callander and that of a road network running to the SW to Aberfoyle and further a field.
It is suggested that a timber bridge pre-dating the stone built bridge existed in Callander, its exact location and details remain unknown. As well as a bridge crossing in Callander it is said that the cattle drovers used a crossing some distance to the E of the bridge close by to the former ferryman's cottage 'Avonbeith' (currently unlisted, 2004). The original bridge was supposedly deemed to be unsuitable for 20th century traffic, with its humpback profile and narrow width.
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