NS4074 : Footbridge over Gruggies Burn

taken 5 years ago, near to Dumbarton, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Footbridge over Gruggies Burn
Footbridge over Gruggies Burn
The footbridge, marked on the 1:25000 map, is shown from the other side in NS4074 : Footbridge over Gruggies Burn. The burn is shown here emptying into the Clyde.
Gruggies Burn :: NS4075

This burn in Dumbarton arises from the confluence of the Garshake and Overtoun Burns. In the past, some have linked its name to Bishop William Scroggie, but it is far more likely that it takes its name from the Grugie family who, in the 17th century, lived near the point where the turnpike road (on the line of what is now Dumbarton Road) crossed the burn by means of a bridge that was shown as "Grugiesbrigg" on Roy's Military Survey; the family name is now associated with the burn as a whole. The burn flows into the Clyde a little to the east of Dumbarton Rock. The prominent deep channel there on the shore was dredged by Blackburn Aircraft, who had a factory nearby, and who transported their completed machines across the Clyde by barge.

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Date Taken
Friday, 16 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 24 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Paths  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
River (from Tags)
Clyde 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4036 7457 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:56.2557N 4:33.4412W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 4037 7458
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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Dumbarton Foreshore Walk  Gruggies Burn 

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