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Bridge of Weir

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Bridge of Weir
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From:  Kilmacolm Road
To:  Main Street
Bridge of Weir
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Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Concrete Bridge
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A761
Bridge of Weir

The Bridge of Weir carries the A761 across the River Gryffe in the village of the same name. The current bridge is a single span concrete deck structure, although trees on the riverbanks mean that it is hardly noticed when driving through the village. The bridge carries a wide single carriageway road with pavements on both sides and metal railings as parapets. Although clearly a fairly modern structure, probably dating from the 1960s, the site is an ancient crossing point. The name Bridge of Weir can be traced back to the 15th or 16th Century, and the villages previous name appears to have been Port of Weir, where Port meant Bridge, suggesting that a bridge has crossed the river here for several hundred years. Sadly very little seems to be known about this history.

Bridge of Weir
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Crossings of the Black Cart, White Cart & Tributaries
Black CartLochall Bridge • Garthland Bridge • Over Johnstone Bridge • Linwood Bridge • Barnsford Bridge • Inchinnan Bridge
White CartKirkland Bridge (Eaglesham) • Hole Ford • Waterfoot Bridge • Busby Bridge • New Bridge (Cathcart) • Shaw Bridge • Pollockshaws Bridge • Corkerhill Bridge • Howford Bridge (Crookston) • Hawkhead Bridge • Hammills Bridge • Abbey Bridge (Paisley) • Abercorn Bridge • White Cart Bridge
River GryfePacemuir Bridge • Milton Bridge (Kilmacolm) • Stepends Bridge • Polmillan Bridge • Craigends Bridge • Bridge of Weir • Crosslee Bridge
Other tributariesSpiers Bridge

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