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Lamington Bridge

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Lamington Bridge
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From:  Lamington
To:  Wiston
Location
Lamington
County
Lanarkshire
Highway Authority
South Lanarkshire
Opening Date
1836
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
B7055

Lamington Bridge is a substantial twin arch structure which carries the B7055 across the River Clyde near Lamington in South Lanarkshire. It was built in 1835/6 following a number of deaths nearby in 1830 when people tried to cross the river rather than make the detour to the closest alternative bridge. The structure is built of local red sandstone with two wide, shallow arches spanning the river. The central pier is founded in the riverbed and has a substantial bullnosed cutwater protecting it. Although mostly built of rubble stone, the arch rings are built from larger, partially dressed stones, and there is a string course at road level, matching the coping stones on the parapet. The bridge carries a narrow S2 roadway, with the parapets curving out at each end and terminating in shallow piers. On the south bank this widening helps to accommodate the junction.

Junction

The B7055 terminates at the south end of the bridge, where it meets the A702 at a simple T junction. Despite being a classified route, there is little traffic using the southern end of the B7055, which only connects the A702 and A73, and these days it is really only local traffic that makes this particular shortcut.

Routes

Route To Notes

A702

Biggar, Edinburgh

A702

Glasgow, Carlisle (A74(M))

B7055

Wiston, Rigside




Lamington Bridge
Crossings of the River Clyde and tributories
River ClydeElvanfoot (MotorwayOriginal) • Clyde’s Bridge • Lamington Bridge • Wolfclyde Bridge • Thankerton Bridge • Hyndford Bridge • Clydesholm Bridge • Kirkfieldbank Bridge • Crossford Bridge • Garrion Bridge • Clyde Bridge • Bothwell Bridge • Haughhead Bridge • Clydeford Road Bridge • Cambuslang Bridge • Bogleshole Road Bridge • Archenshuggle Bridge • Dalmarnock Bridge • Rutherglen Bridge • King's Bridge • Albert Bridge • Victoria Bridge • Glasgow Bridge • George V Bridge • Kingston Bridge • Clyde Arc • Harbour Tunnel • Clyde Tunnel • Renfrew-Yoker Ferry • Erskine Ferry • Erskine Bridge
River NethanMilton Bridge (Lesmahagow)

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