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Latitude: 56.0752 / 56°4'30"N
Longitude: -3.4688 / 3°28'7"W
OS Eastings: 308668
OS Northings: 687908
OS Grid: NT086879
Mapcode National: GBR 1Y.P6MZ
Mapcode Global: WH5QR.PKCH
Entry Name: Glen Bridge, over Tower Burn
Listing Date: 25 March 1992
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 362551
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26072
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Dunfermline North
Traditional County: Fife
D H Shaw, Burgh Engineer and F A MacDonald and Partners, Consulting Engineers, Glasgow, 1930-32. Road bridge with single segmental main span (184ft 10") and 3 flanking minor arches (23ft each) to either side. Reinforced concrete. Open spandrels with 4 vertical posts to each side to main span; transverse braces between both outer faces of arch. Footpaths corbelled out slightly to either side of roadway; balustraded parapets with 2 pairs of Art Deco lamp standards to either side of main span; each with broad base with superimposed geometric panels; narrower square-plan standard above surmounted by circular metal posts with finialled spherical lanterns. Swept wings terminating in small square-plan Art Deco style piers.
Built to relieve traffic congestion in the High Street. An early example of a major open-spandrel reinforced concrete bridge in Scotland.
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