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Latitude: 56.0284 / 56°1'42"N
Longitude: -3.3978 / 3°23'52"W
OS Eastings: 312984
OS Northings: 682608
OS Grid: NT129826
Mapcode National: GBR 20.S4MQ
Mapcode Global: WH6S3.SQ5W
Plus Code: 9C8R2JH2+9V
Entry Name: Footbridge Over Railway, Abbot Place, Inverkeithing
Listing Name: King Street, Railway Bridge and 2 Associated Footbridges Along Line to South
Listing Date: 4 August 2004
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 397665
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49952
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
Traditional County: Fife
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.
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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