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Low Bridge (Fintry)

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Low Bridge
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From:  Fintry
To:  Denny
Highway Authority
Opening Date
1751, 1966
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch
On road(s)
Crossings related to the B818
The Low Bridge

The Low Bridge, or Low Bridge of Gonachan as it is sometimes known, crosses the Endrick Water about a mile east of Fintry on the B818 in the Campsie Fells. It consists of two stone arches, one larger than the other, across the river with the central pier flanked by cutwaters sitting in the riverbed. The bridge has a distinct hump-backed shape, peaking over the main, northern, arch. The parapet includes a curious datestone, of 6 - intertwined 1&9 - 6, suggesting 1696 when compared with the design of the structure. However, this stone seems to date from a major refurbishment of the bridge that took place in 1966, with the bridge originally dating back to 1751.

Low Bridge (Fintry)
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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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