Crossford (Fife)

Bridge on the route of the Elgin Railway from Knockhouse (or possibly Berry Law) to Limekilns looking east near Crossford on 20 May 2007. The line of the original route is just to the west of the current aptly named <I>Waggon Road</I> and is in use as a footpath which crosses this bridge which was known as the Little Coal Bridge. There was a spot adjacent to the bridge known as the Washing Pool which is where the coal wagons were washed. This line opened in 1772 and was in use until c 1812 when the new route between Dunfermline and Charlestown opened and the Crossford section was closed. This makes the bridge one of the oldest surviving railway structures in Scotland.

Location: Crossford (Fife)

Original line: Elgin Railway

Photographer: Mark Poustie

Contact photographer: Mark Poustie

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Date: 20/05/2007

Image number: 19238

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