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Beggarpath Bridge

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Beggarpath Bridge
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From:  Lyne
To:  Stobo
Highway Authority
Scottish Borders
Opening Date
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
Crossings related to the B712
Beggarpath Bridge

Beggarpath Bridge, sometimes also known as Sherriff Muir Bridge carries the B712 across the Lyne Water a few miles west of Peebles. There are two main arches spanning the river, with a central pier in the riverbed which is protected by a curved cutwater. In addition, there is a very small arch on each riverbank which may be a sheep creep or flood arch. The bridge is built of grey rubble stone with red arch rings on the main arches and red coping stones on the parapets. The structure steps out at the abutments, and there is additional buttressing on each bank near the flood arches. The bridge carries an S2 roadway, which is obviously a little narrower over the arches, without pavements. The wing walls are slightly flared and terminate in small square piers. The bridge was built in c1825 as part of a new, or at least thoroughly rebuilt, road through upper Tweeddale and on to Edinburgh.


The B712 terminates on the A72 at the northern end of the bridge. The junction is a simple T junction with a bellmouth flaring out from the ends of the wing walls.


Route To Notes


Galashiels, Peebles


Glasgow (A721, Howgate, Ledburn (A6094)


Broughton (A701)

Beggarpath Bridge
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