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Howford Bridge (Ayrshire)

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Howford Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
A76 bridge over the River Ayr - Geograph - 734032.jpg
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West of Catrine
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Opening Date
28 September 1962
Additional Information
Length:  91.44m (299 ft 12 in)
Height:  27.43m (89 ft 12 in)
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A76

Howford Bridge is the bridge on the A76 across the River Ayr . This major road runs from Kilmarnock to Dumfries.


The old road and bridge in 1958

The diversion and new bridge shown in 1964

It was built as part of a 1 mile diversion scheme and was opened on 28 September 1962 by Michael Noble, Secretary of State for Scotland. The bridge was a 300 foot span reinforced concrete arch, 90 feet above the River Ayr, and was the then longest concrete span in Scotland.

Howford Bridge (Ayrshire)
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A76 bridge over the River Ayr - Geograph - 734032.jpg
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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