|Location Map ( geo)|
|early 19th Century|
The Bridge at Broadmeadows, Yarrowford carries the A708 across the Yarrow Water with a single stone arch span. The bridge sits between the lodge for Broadmeadows House and the North Lodge for Bowhill House. Curiously, the parapet on the upstream side is lower than that on the downstream, the difference made up with metal railings running between concrete piers. It is, of course, possible that this is the result of accidents over the years, but the coping stones below the railings appear to match those on the opposite side.
Just a few hundred metres downstream, the A708 recrosses the Yarrow Water, on an apparently un-named bridge. This bridge is almost impossible to see due to the trees lining the riverbanks, and apart from the parapets and a short break in the centre line is also almost unnoticeable from the road. However, with the parapets extending to flank the approaches, and the abutments marked by shallow piers, detailed with contrasting red quoins, what can be seen of the bridge suggests it is much less ordinary than its near neighbour.