NS3979 : Bonhill Bridge ("Rainbow Bridge") - River Leven

taken 6 months ago, near to Bonhill, West Dunbartonshire, Great Britain

Bonhill Bridge ("Rainbow Bridge") -  River  Leven
Bonhill Bridge ("Rainbow Bridge") - River Leven
The original Bonhill Bridge (Bawbee Bridge) was built in 1836. It was a chain suspension bridge and was nicknamed "Bawbee Bridge" due to the charge made for a person to cross it.

The second Bonhill Bridge was opened in 1898 and was nicknamed "Whipple Arch". It had a span of 50m and a width of 11.5m. The steel bridge was supported on four red sandstone abutments and carried the usual utilities as well as the tramlines for this new form of transport in the area.

The third Bonhill Bridge was nicknamed “Rainbow Bridge” and the first car drove over it on 28 July 1987. It is made of 284 tonnes of steel, with a span of 60m and width of 14.5m.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 19 June, 2019   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 19 June, 2019
Geographical Context
Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Roads, Road transport 
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Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3957 7985 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:59.0834N 4:34.3879W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3958 7974
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