Annan Bridge (Annan)
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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)|