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Bridge, Keithing Burn, Commercial Road, Inverkeithing

A Category C Listed Building in Inverkeithing, Fife

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Latitude: 56.0301 / 56°1'48"N

Longitude: -3.3944 / 3°23'39"W

OS Eastings: 313198

OS Northings: 682793

OS Grid: NT131827

Mapcode National: GBR 20.S5CG

Mapcode Global: WH6S3.TPSL

Plus Code: 9C8R2JJ4+36

Entry Name: Bridge, Keithing Burn, Commercial Road, Inverkeithing

Listing Name: Commercial Road, Bridge over Keithing Burn

Listing Date: 19 December 1979

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 379558

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB35109

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inverkeithing

County: Fife

Town: Inverkeithing

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Traditional County: Fife

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1821. Single span, segmental arch, coursed rubble bridge with dressed voussoirs and coping. 2 drain holes to N. Coped rubble wall adjoining at right angles to N and S at W end.

Statement of Interest

This bridge was built jointly by the Burgh and Sir Robert Preston in 1821. The construction of the bridge marked the beginning of the development of Preston Crescent (also feued by Sir Robert) where a number of plain classical houses were built, some of which to accommodate sea captains. When the Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway was opened (1877), Commercial Road was formed to take the place of Port Street which had been rendered useless to vehicular traffic.

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