Blane Bridge

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Blane Bridge
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From:  Killearn
To:  Croftamie
Location
nr Killearn
County
Stirling
Error: Stirling is not a county
Highway Authority
Stirling
On road(s)
B834
Looking across the bridge

Blane Bridge is the last bridge across the Blane Water before it meets the Endrick Water a little to the north. The bridge carries the B834 across, and due to the narrowness of the roadway priority signage gives priority to westbound traffic, although with the bend on the eastern bank and the slight hump over the bridge it can be difficult to spot oncoming traffic in either direction!

The Bridge itself is essentially a single span arch bridge, with the main arch deeply recessed between the abutments. However, on either bank there is a low dual purpose accommodation and flood arch, only really suitable for sheep to use, although this may be due to silting up on the bank since the bridge was built. There is a further, very low, flood arch on the western side, this time barely tall enough for a small dog!

Despite the bridges obvious age, it does not appear to be listed, and little of its date or history is currently known.



Blane Bridge
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Crossings of the River Leven, Endrick Water & Loch Lomond Tributaries
River LevenBalloch Bridge • Bonhill Bridge • Dumbarton Bypass Bridge • Artizan Bridge • Dumbarton Bridge
Loch LomondInverbeg Bridge • Luss Bridge
Endrick WaterGartcarron Bridge • Low Bridge (Fintry) • Fintry Bridge • Honeyholm Bridge • Endrick Bridge • Ballochruin Bridge • Killearn Bridge • Drymen Bridge
Blane WaterBlane Bridge