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Linlithgow Bridge

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Linlithgow Bridge
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Stirlingshire • West Lothian
Highway Authority
Falkirk • West Lothian
Roads Joined
A803, B825, B8029
Junctions related to the A803
Junctions related to the B825
Linlithgow Bridge from the west

Linlithgow Bridge lies at the western extremity of the former county town of Linlithgow, and spans the River Avon. Today it carries the A803, but originally this was the line of the A9 as it headed west from Edinburgh to Falkirk and on to Stirling. This crossing point has therefore been an important place for centuries, so it is little wonder that the core of the present bridge is one of the oldest in Scotland, dating back to the 17th Century. However, due to the volume of traffic using the bridge, it has been widened on both sides, seemingly at different times, and now carries a wide S2 carriageway with cycle lanes and pavements.


Immediately to the west of the bridge, the B825 heads south, briefly on the river bank, as it follows the river into the rolling hills of South Stirlingshire. Slightly further away to the east lies a signalised crossroads where the B8029 crosses. This route is a sort of bypass for the A706 which itself passes through the town centre, but it is not necessarily quicker as a through route, and so most traffic is turning to / from the A803 to the west.


Route To Notes


Falkirk, Stirling (M9)


Edinburgh (M9), Linlithgow, Kirkliston (B9080)


Whitecross, Avonbridge


Bo'Ness (A706)


Lanark (A706)

Linlithgow Bridge
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