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Glen Bridge, over Tower Burn

A Category B Listed Building in Dunfermline, Fife

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 362551

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB26072

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Dunfermline

County: Fife

Town: Dunfermline

Electoral Ward: Dunfermline North

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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