1956 Milheugh Bridge

1956 March Milheugh Bridge from Frances Burns

Here’s a lovely wintry photo. It is of course Milheugh Bridge

Photographed in March 1956, it was brand spanking new, replacing the old stone, arched bridge which had been so heavily damaged by subsidence. An argument had arisen in previous years between the County Council and the National Coal Board as to who should pay for the sandstone bridge over the Calder River.

Within the semi circular north ‘turret’ on the left there is inscribed graffiti saying “JH 1957” which can still be seen today.

Shared by Frances Burns, this beautiful scene shows that there had been some efforts to ensure the surrounding trees were protected or retained during its construction.

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:

Jim Cochrane That bridge has fancy coping stones on the walls ,there not on it anymore
jessie Caldow Beautiful winter photograph!
Frances Burns If you would like a copy of some photos of the back garden of the cottage then speak to my mum Margaret Brown Burns
Karen Rodgers Great pic. Walked over it today
Watson Scotty Walked over that many times on my way up to malcomwood farm.

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