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Dryfe Bridge

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Dryfe Bridge
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From:  Lockerbie
To:  Johnstonebridge
Location
Dryfebridge
County
Dumfriesshire
Highway Authority
Dumfries and Galloway
Opening Date
1930s, 1960s, 1994
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Girder Bridge
On road(s)
B7076
Crossings related to the B7076

Dryfe Bridge carries the B7076, former A74 across the Dryfe Water a mile or so north of Lockerbie. The bridge is a single span structure with stone parapets, but presumably has a concrete deck, in part at least, as it carries the old dual carriageway formation. A steel girder supports the span on the downstream side. Since the motorway bypassed this part of the A74, the road has been reduced to a single carriageway, utilising the old southbound carriageway, while the northbound side has been grassed over apart from a cycle track being retained. The parapets have slight piers over the abutments and at their terminations, and are built of square cut coursed stonework. The bridge probably dates from the 1930s, and was widened in the 1960s.

Motorway Bridge

A short distance down stream from the B7076, the A74(M) crosses the Dryfe Water. This is a much larger structure, carrying six traffic lanes, two hard shoulders and the central reservation. It is entirely of concrete construction, with grey sectional concrete parapets behind narrow tarred verges (they are hardly pavements on a motorway!).




Dryfe Bridge

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