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Clyde's Bridge is a 3-arch stone bridge crossing the River Clyde at Wandel to the north of Abington. The two piers sit in the river with substantial triangular cutwaters on either side. The central arch is wider than its two neighbours, giving a slightly humped profile to the parapets, and the abutments sit some distance up the banks, meaning that the side arches only span shallow water. Iron bracing on some of the arches of the old bridge hint at structural problems in the past.
Wandel Road Bridge
The A702 is now carried by the Wandel Road Bridge, a modern wide 2-lane, 3-span girder bridge which sits on the downstream side of the old bridge. The new bridge allowed the road to be straightened slightly, and removed the dip down to the old bridge, with a short embankment on the north east river bank. Unlike the old bridge, the concrete piers are sited on the banks of the river, albeit only just.
The bridge, and 0.64 mile diversion, was completed in 1974 per the 1974 Scottish Development Department Report.