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Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Scottish Bridge

Bridge of Earn, Scotland. There is a document still in existence, written by Robert the Bruce to the Monks of Scone Abbey allowing the magistrates of Perth to obtain stone from a nearby quarry to build a bridge over the rivers Earn and Tay. The document is dated 1328. The red sand-stoned Auld Brig o' Earn had stood here for centuries, over which monarchs and armies had marched to and from the city of Perth. In the 1820's the Great North Road was being built from Dunfermline to Kinross then over the Ochil Hills by Glenfarg to pass through Bridge of Earn towards Perth and Inverness. The 'Auld Brig' could not cope with the increase in traffic and the new bridge shown above was built a little upriver in 1822.

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