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Swing Bridge, Western Channel and Carron Dock, Grangemouth Docks

A Category B Listed Building in Grangemouth, Falkirk

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Coordinates

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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 378256

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB34048

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Grangemouth

County: Falkirk

Town: Grangemouth

Electoral Ward: Grangemouth

Traditional County: Stirlingshire

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Description

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.

Statement of Interest

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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