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Jembatan Overtoun

Panjang35,50 m
Lebar3,50 m
Kondisi UmumAktif
Jenis JembatanPelengkung
Tanggal Selesai1895
Tanggal Peresmian1895
NegaraUnited Kingdom
Latitude (GPS)55.9526810000000000
Longitude (GPS)-4.5253050000000000

Overtoun Bridge is a category B listed structure over the Overtoun Burn on the approach road to Overtoun House, nearDumbarton in West Dunbartonshire, Scotland.

Completed in 1895 to a design by the civil engineer H. E. Milner, the bridge has attracted international media attention because of the number of dogs who have reportedly leaped to their deaths from it, killed on the rocks 50 feet (15 m) below.

History and construction

Lord Overtoun had inherited Overtoun House and the estate in 1891. He purchased the neighbouring Garshake estate to the west of his lands in 1892. Carriages had been unable to gain access to the Overtoun mansion along the old eastern approach road as the incline was too steep; work commenced on constructing a new driveway as soon as Garshake was acquired.

Designed by the civil engineer H. E. Milner, the bridge is constructed from rough-faced ashlar and was completed in June 1895. It comprises three arches: a large central arch spanning a deep valley at the bottom of which flows the Overtoun Burn, flanked on each side by lower, smaller pedestrian arches.


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