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Gadgirth Bridge

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Gadgirth Bridge
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South Ayrshire
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Engineer:  Alex Findlay & Co
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Crossings related to the B742
Gadgirth Bridge

Gadgirth Bridge carries the B742 across the River Ayr a short distance to the south of Mossblown in Ayrshire. It is an unusual twin span truss girder bridge, with the metal sections resting on stone abutments and a central stone pier, which is protected by a triangular cutwater. The roadway across the bridge appears to be just about wide enough for two cars to pass, but in recent years it has been hatched down to a single lane across the centre with priority to southbound traffic, a sharp bend on the south side reducing visibility on this approach. The bridge is also subject to a 7.5T weight limit, which is probably the main reason behind the single lane working. The bridge was built in 1908 by Alex Findlay & Co, bridge engineers from Motherwell.

Gadgirth Bridge
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Crossings of the River Ayr
Glenbuck Bridge • Wellwood Bridge • Sorn New Bridge • Catrine Bridge • Howford Bridge (Ayrshire) • Stair Bridge • Gadgirth Bridge • Tarholm Bridge • Overmills Bridge • Victoria Bridge (Ayr) • New Bridge (Ayr)

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