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Denny Bridge

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Denny Bridge
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From:  Dunipace
To:  Denny
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Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
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Denny Bridge carries the A872 across the River Carron between Dunipace and Denny. It is a twin stone arch structure, carrying a standard S2 roadway with pavements, and is the only road link across the river between the two towns. The bridge appears to be Victorian in style, but a precise date is not known. The bridge is largely constructed of Ashlar stone, with decorative arch rings and projecting cutwaters flanking the central pier which sits on a rocky part of the river bed. A double cornice line separates the arches from the parapet above.

Prior to the construction of Denny Bridge, the two towns seem to have been linked by another bridge, whether this was a direct predecessor, or whether there were once two bridges is uncertain. The other bridge lay further downstream, and formed a more direct route for the Glasgow to Stirling road, rather than the dogleg route through the towns created by the current bridge. The site was on a road known as Gote Loan, now replaced by Carronbank Crescent on the south side of the river and a spur of Jubilee Road on the north, the onward route now lost beneath modern housing.

Denny Bridge
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Crossings of the River Carron & Tributaries
River CarronCarron Bridge (Carron Bridge) • New Carron Bridge • M80 Carron Bridge • Denny Bridge • M876 Bridge • Dunipace Bridge • Larbert Bridges • Carron Bridge (Falkirk) • M9 Carron Bridge • Kerse Bridge
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