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Carron Bridge (Falkirk)

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Carron Bridge
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From:  Falkirk
To:  Stenhousemuir
Carron, Falkirk
Highway Authority
Opening Date
1775, 1905, 1980s
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Concrete Bridge
On road(s)
Crossings related to the B905
This article is about the Carron Bridge on the B902 at Carron in Falkirk.
For other Carron Bridges, see Carron Bridge

Carron Bridge carries the former route of the B905 over the River Carron to the north of Falkirk. It was built in 1905 to replace an older three-arch, humped stone bridge dating back to 1775. The old bridge had to be replaced in order to accommodate the town's trams, which couldn't negotiate the old humped bridge. The bridge is a twin span concrete structure faced in stone and with stone parapets, including small pillars over the abutments and central pier. The two spans are flat concrete slabs, which are unusual at this early date, but had to see from the tree lined river banks. The carriageway is a standard two lane road between pavements, although since being bypassed traffic calming measures have been installed at the southern end.

New Bridge

The new bridge from the old bridge

The 1905 bridge has itself also been replaced, by a girder bridge built further downstream to carry the B902, New Carron Road. This relief road was built to improve the connection between the A88 and Falkirk town centre, and included this new wider bridge over the river. Although still two lane between wide pavements, the bridge is wider and better aligned that its predecessor.

Carron Bridge (Falkirk)
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