Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 163,469 pages of information and 245,911 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Dumfries Suspension Bridge

From Graces Guide
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Also known as the River Nith Suspension Bridge. Crosses the River Nith in Dumfries.

Erected in 1875 by James Abernethy and Co of Aberdeen. Designed by John Willet. Span 200 ft, Wrought iron eye-bars. Cast iron columns of circular cross-section. The decks are stiffened by lattice girder parapets.[1]

1985 reconstructed to the original style using modern materials and techniques, and retaining the original cast iron pillars. Consulting Engineer: W A Fairhurst and Partners. Contractor: Whatlings (Civil Engineering) Ltd.

Canmore entry, with map and photos, here.

See Also

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Sources of Information

  1. 'Civil Engineering Heritage - Scotland Lowlands and Borders' by Roland Paxton and Jim Shipway, RCAHMS/Thomas Telford Ltd