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Bridge of Cree

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Cree Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
Bridge at Newton Stewart - Geograph - 983293.jpg
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From:  Newton Stewart
To:  Minnigaff
Location
Newton Stewart
County
Wigtownshire
Highway Authority
Dumfries and Galloway
Opening Date
1813
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
B7079
Crossings related to the Solway Coast Heritage Trail

The Bridge of Cree, also known as Cree Bridge carries the B7079, former A75 across the River Cree in Newton Stewart. It was built in 1812-13 by John Rennie as part of the Carlisle - Portpatrick turnpike road, but since bypassed by the modern A75.

The bridge consists of 5 stone arched spans. The centre span is the widest, with the two outer spans the narrowest. The arches are very shallow, rising no more than 2m from spring to keystone. Each of the piers rises from triangular cutwaters in the river to form shallow pedestrian refuges on the roadside. The carriageway is wide for its era, still capable of carrying two-way traffic with a pavement, although it is a tight squeeze!




Bridge of Cree
Related Pictures
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Bridge at Newton Stewart - Geograph - 983293.jpgBridge over the River Cree - Geograph - 1434103.jpg
Crossings of the River Cree, and Tributaries
River CreeWheeb Bridge • Middle Bridge of Cree • Clachaneasy Bridge • Bridge of Cree • Newton Stewart Bypass Bridge
Palnure BurnGrey Mares Tail Bridge • Craignine Bridge • Old Bridge of Palnure • Palnure Bridge
Water of MinnochStroan Bridge • Minnoch Bridge


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