Unique Scottish bridge needs repair


IWA volunteers in Scotland are campaigning to repair Dunardry Bridge on the Crinan Canal.

Dunardry Bridge over the Crinan Canal
Dunardry Bridge over the Crinan Canal

As the only hand-operated rolling bridge which goes across a lock chamber, it is a unique example of waterways heritage. Sadly, it has been out of operation for a number of years. We hope that Scottish Canals will include it in this winter’s works on the Crinan Canal.

Whilst there are other moveable bridges across lock chambers and other rolling bridges, Dunardry Bridge is the only example of both. As such, we are working with Scottish Canals to explore workable options for its repair.

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