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Latitude: 56.3737 / 56°22'25"N
Longitude: -4.3057 / 4°18'20"W
OS Eastings: 257696
OS Northings: 722539
OS Grid: NN576225
Mapcode National: GBR 0X.2JNW
Mapcode Global: WH3LQ.T2V6
Plus Code: 9C8Q9MFV+FP
Entry Name: Bridge Over Rail Cutting, Edinchip
Listing Name: Edinchip Footbridge over Former Callander and Oban Railway
Listing Date: 24 January 1997
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 390559
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB43905
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Trossachs and Teith
Traditional County: Perthshire
Loch Lomond And Trossachs National Park Planning Authority
Blyth and Westland, circa 1870. Arched cast-iron pedestrian bridge with bull-faced rubble abutment piers. Diminishing circular detailing to spandrel brackets. Railings with rounded openings; handrail. Timber deck. Excellent cast-iron bridge by an important firm of engineers.
Situated to the N of Edinchip House. The Callander and Oban Railway was built in the late 1860s, and opened in 1870. It ran across the Edinchip estate, dividing the house from part of its garden and the hills behind. This footbridge was built by the railway company to link the two parts of the property.
The small-scale 1st edition OS map marks this bridge as a suspension bridge. The surveying work for the 1st edition OS map, which was published in 1867, was carried out in 1862, 3 years before the railway received its Act of Parliament. The large-scale 1st edition map does not show the railway at all, so it seems likely that the railway was added to the small-scale map shortly before publication, and when construction of the railway was at an early stage. It is extremely unlikely that there was ever a suspension bridge here.
The previous list description mentions the Blyth and Blyth drawings in the National Archives, but it has not been possible to identify these on the NAS catalogue.
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