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Latitude: 56.0246 / 56°1'28"N
Longitude: -3.7144 / 3°42'51"W
OS Eastings: 293243
OS Northings: 682622
OS Grid: NS932826
Mapcode National: GBR 1M.SKHM
Mapcode Global: WH5QT.XTDV
Entry Name: Swing Bridge, Western Channel and Carron Dock, Grangemouth Docks
Listing Date: 27 September 1994
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 378256
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB34048
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Grangemouth
Traditional County: Stirlingshire
Opened 1906 by the Caledonian Railway, D A Mathieson, engineer,
Motherwell Bridge & Engineering Co Ltd, contractors. Single-span bowed
steel Pratt truss bridge, hydraulically operated, with timber deck and inset railway track. Trusses linked at top by three light lattice girders. Wooden control tower with extensive glazing and external stair, in railway signal box style, and lattice-post signal
controlling approach to bridge.
Apart from Victoria Bridge, Leith Docks, only swing bridge of its type surviving in Scotland. Span 161 feet, weight of span 165 tons.
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