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Glenlochar Bridge

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Glenlochar Bridge
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From:  Castle Douglas
To:  Laurieston
Highway Authority
Dumfries and Galloway
Opening Date
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
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Glenlochar Bridge

Glenlochar Bridge spans the River Dee with six stone arches, each of identical size. This means that unlike many bridges of its era, the roadway is carried level across the river without any hump. The main channel of the river flows close to the east bank meaning that the three western arches are little more than flood arches spanning a series of shingle and grassy islets in the river. The cutwaters are unusual in being semi-circular in plan and rise up to the arch springs, with blind occuli in the spandrels above.

Glenlochar Bridge
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Crossings of the Galloway River Dee, and Tributaries
Water of Deugh, Water of Ken and River DeeGreen Well of Scotland Bridge • Liggat Bridge • Smittons Bridge • High Bridge of Ken • Knowehead Bridge • Allangibbon Bridge • Ken Bridge • Glenlochar Bridge • Bridge of Dee (Galloway) • Threave Bridge • Tongland Bridge • Kirkcudbright Bridge
River TarffHigh Bridge of Tarff  • Low Bridge of Tarff

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