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King Street, Railway Bridge and 2 Associated Footbridges Along Line to South

A Category C Listed Building in Inverkeithing, Fife

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.0316 / 56°1'53"N

Longitude: -3.3945 / 3°23'40"W

OS Eastings: 313195

OS Northings: 682959

OS Grid: NT131829

Mapcode National: GBR 20.RZ7P

Mapcode Global: WH6S3.TNQF

Entry Name: King Street, Railway Bridge and 2 Associated Footbridges Along Line to South

Listing Date: 4 August 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397663

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49952

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Inverkeithing

County: Fife

Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay

Traditional County: Fife

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Description

1873-1877. Single span, elliptical arch, snecked bull-faced rubble bridge with square bull-faced voussoirs and stepped bull-faced coped parapets; coped rubble wall adjoining at angles. 2 painted cast-iron framed diamond lattice panel footbridges further down line to S at foot of Port Street (NT 13180, 82842) and to rear of Inveresk Plc papermill (ramp and stair - NT 12983, 82595); tapered octagonal cast-iron support columns; chamfered square plan newel posts with pyramidal caps.

Statement of Interest

These bridges were authorised by the Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway company in 1873. By the time the line was opened on 1 November 1877, the Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway had been absorbed by the North British Railway. In 1917, the Rosyth Halt was opened. When Wards Shipbreakers opened at Jamestown (1922), a scrap yard siding known as Limpetness Loop also joined the main line. The cast-iron footbridges are an attractive feature along the line which provide access to centre of burgh from the lower ground near Inverkeithing Harbour (see separate listing).

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