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Gargunnock Footbridge

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at Gargunnock, near Stirling

This bridge originally crossed Kelty Water at Drymen. It was due to be scrapped, but its unusual design was recognised by the Central Regional Roads Dept., who saved the girders and re-used them at Gargunnock. The cast iron truss girders have hollow circular top and bottom chord members. Between the chords are vertical ribs and X ribs of cruciform section. The bridge now has a concrete deck. Span 28ft 9in.[1]

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Sources of Information

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