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South Bridge (Cupar)

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South Bridge
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Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
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This article is about the bridge in Cupar.
For other bridges with the same name, see South Bridge
South Bridge

South Bridge was for many years the main crossing of the River Eden in Cupar. Until the rebuilding of Victoria Bridge to the north east in 1993, it carried the A92 and so formed part of the main route across Fife. The structure is a single ashlar stone arch standing high above the river with some detailing in the form of string courses. The original parapets have been removed and the bridge deck widened with cantilevered concrete sections which carry the pavements and metal railings. Previously, the roadway appears to have pinched down across the bridge itself.

Very little in the way of history of the bridge seems to be available, although in style it appears to date from the second half of the 19th century, with the concrete widening perhaps dating from the 1970s. However, the bridge almost certainly stands on an old site, which would have once been the only crossing of the river in the town.

South Bridge (Cupar)
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