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Annan Bridge (Annan)

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Annan Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  High Street
To:  Annan Bypass
County
Dumfriesshire
Highway Authority
Dumfries and Galloway
Opening Date
1827
On road(s)
B721

The bridge over the River Annan at the west end of Annan's High Street was built in 1827 to a design by Robert Stevenson. It replace an earlier bridge which had been condemned a few years earlier by Thomas Telford, but it was Stevensons design that was chosen for the replacement. During construction, despite being built on a slightly different position to the older bridge, a temporary timber bridge was in use to maintain traffic.

The bridge is a 3 equal arch stone bridge with semi-circular cut waters. Shallow pilasters rise up the abutments, which are flared at the base, and a string course runs along at road level. The deck carries a 2 lane road with narrow pavements, which was for many years the A75, but since Annan was bypassed it is just the B721.




Annan Bridge (Annan)
Crossings of the River Annan, and Tributaries
River AnnanNew Bridge (Moffat) • Annan Bridge (Moffat) • Johnstone Bridge • Millhouse Bridge • Shinnahill Bridge • Hoddom Bridge • Annan Bypass Bridge • Annan Bridge (Annan)
River Kinnel and tributariesSt Anns Bridge • Kinnel Bridge • Water of Ae Bridge
Evan WaterBeattock Bridge • Greenhillstairs Bridge
Other TributariesMein Bridge