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Lugton Bridge (Dunlop)

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Lugton Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Uplwmoor
To:  Burnhouse
County
Ayrshire • Renfrewshire
Highway Authority
East Ayrshire • East Renfrewshire • North Ayrshire
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
A736
Crossings related to the A736
This article is about the bridge over the Lugton Water, and associated junction between the A735 and A736.
For the bridge over the River South Esk on the A6106 near Dalkeith, see Lugton Bridge (Dalkeith)
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Lugton Bridge carries the A736 over the tiny Lugton Water at the small village of Lugton. The burn here forms the boundary between Ayrshire and Renfreshire, and also between the modern authorities of East and North Ayrshire, with the old bridge connecting the latter. This is a single arch stone bridge of small dimensions carrying a two lane road which now terminates over the western abutment as the driveway to a house. The old bridge was bypassed at some point after 1974, with a new alignment for both the A736 and the A735, which formerly met at the south eastern end of the bridge. The new crossing appears to be a small culvert type structure, carrying a wider roadway between grassy verges (with an overgrown pavement on the south side).

Junction

The A735 at Lugton. The old junction was left of shot

The junction at Lugton Bridge is perhaps more intersting than the bridges. It started life as a T junction at the south east end of the old bridge, where there is now a rough parking area on the A735. The A736 therefore had a sharp right hand turn onto the bridge, which may have been marked as a TOTSO, although both routes are on a north-south alignment, so there would have been little traffic between the A725 and southern part of the A736, crossing the bridge. The old line of the A736 north of the junction can still be traced as part of the access road to Burnside Cottages, before following the driveway back to the new line. This new line forms a sweeping curve, bypassing the old sharp bends and old bridge as noted above. On the north western side of the bridge, there is a second junction, the two signed together as a staggered crossroads. This is with the B777, and is a standard T junction which has hardly been changed by the new alignment of the A736, except that the main road now veers a little to the north instead of the south as it heads east from the junction.

Routes

Route To Notes

A736

Paisley, Glasgow

A736

Irvine, Dunlop, Stewarton, Kilmarnock (avoiding low bridge)

A735

Dunlop, Stewarton, Kilmarnock Low Bridge

B777

Beith





Lugton Bridge (Dunlop)
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