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Killearn Bridge

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Killearn Bridge
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From:  Gartness
To:  Balfron Station
Highway Authority
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch
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Crossings related to the A81
Looking across the bridge

The A81 crosses the River Endrick on Killearn Bridge, rather confusingly sited a couple of miles from the village of Killearn! The bridge is a simple twin arch stone bridge with the central pier sitting in the river. It carries a pavementless S2 roadway across the river. The bridge has modest decoration on the sides, with pronounced arch rings and neater bands of stone for the parapet above the rubble work below.

The only other feature of any note is that the two abutments seem to be very slightly flared compared with the two arches. The stonework all matches up at parapet level, but at the bottom of the structure, the abutments protrude a few inches wider than the bases of the arch. This is done with decorative quoins, so the structural benefit of such a design must be minimal.

Killearn Bridge
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Crossings of the River Leven, Endrick Water & Loch Lomond Tributaries
River LevenBalloch Bridge • Bonhill Bridge • Dumbarton Bypass Bridge • Artizan Bridge • Dumbarton Bridge
Loch LomondInverbeg Bridge • Luss Bridge
Endrick WaterGartcarron Bridge • Low Bridge (Fintry) • Fintry Bridge • Honeyholm Bridge • Endrick Bridge • Ballochruin Bridge • Killearn Bridge • (Catter Burn Bridge) • Drymen Bridge
Blane WaterBlane Bridge

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