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Latitude: 55.3078 / 55°18'27"N
Longitude: -4.4186 / 4°25'7"W
OS Eastings: 246580
OS Northings: 604185
OS Grid: NS465041
Mapcode National: GBR 4K.7NY4
Mapcode Global: WH3RQ.3V5C
Entry Name: Dalcairnie Bridge, Craigengillan Estate
Listing Date: 18 September 2003
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 397044
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49506
Building Class: Cultural
County: East Ayrshire
Electoral Ward: Doon Valley
Traditional County: Ayrshire
Circa 1800. Single arch bridge with low ashlar parapet and splayed ends spanning Dalcairnie Burn. Reddish sandstone rubble with grey granite(?) rubble above arch; droved ashlar voussoirs.
The bridge was probably constructed under the auspices of John Loudon McAdam (1756-1836), on whose relatives' policies it was built. Quintin McAdam, son of John McAdam of Craigengillan and also an expert in road building, is likely to have also been closely involved in the contruction. John Loudon McAdam returned to Scotland from America in 1783 and began a significant programme of road and bridge building in Ayrshire. Indeed, many members of the McAdam family were managing road trusts in the early 19th century.
The bridge has a particularly spectacular setting when viewed from beneath the dramatic waterfall of the Dalcairnie Burn.