Boreland Road Bridge

Location type

Bridge


Name and dates

Boreland Road Bridge

Opened on the Halbeath Waggonway.


Description

This bridge carries Boreland Road over the former course of the Halbeath Waggonway.

The waggonway opened in 1783 to carry coal from pits in the Halbeath area to East Ness Pier.

Most of the route closed in 1867, a portion converted into a railway in 1877 which connected with the Dunfermline and Queensferry Railway to access the Caldwell's Paper Mill, to the south, and a brick works to the north.

The bridge is on the east side of the Keithing Burn. To the west is the main line, Inverkeithing station to the north and Inverkeithing South Junction to the south of Boreland Road.

There are still three arches, although the one over the open railway has been replaced.

The Halbeath trackbed is now a footpath.


Tags

Footpath