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Sorn New Bridge

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Sorn New Bridge
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Highway Authority
East Ayrshire
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Crossings related to the B713
Sorn New Bridge hiding in the bushes

Sorn New Bridge carries the B713 across the River Ayr in Sorn village. It is a two span stone arch bridge, with the central pier set in the river bed and protected by bullnosed cutwaters. The arches are very shallow, and framed with ashlar arch rings. The structure above is built of coursed rubble with a string line at road level. Above, the parapets are again plain ashlar, topped with a substantial row of coping stones. The bridge carries a two lane road, but no pavements. It was built in 1871 to replace a nearby ford called Coalford, although Sorn Old Bridge stands about half a mile downstream.

Sorn New Bridge
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Crossings of the River Ayr
Glenbuck Bridge • Wellwood Bridge • Sorn New Bridge • Catrine Bridge • Howford Bridge (Ayrshire) • Stair Bridge • Gadgirth Bridge • Tarholm Bridge • Overmills Bridge • Victoria Bridge (Ayr) • New Bridge (Ayr)

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