Lauder Bridge, Kilmarnock by fjstuart

“I’ll always stop at an interesting bridge, especially one with a story. This footbridge was built in 1905 to carry people over the burn when the adjacent ford was flooded (as was certainly the case today) The bridge was the idea of local shopkeeper David Lauder. Unfortunately at the opening ceremony a large crowd gathered and surged onto the bridge causing it to collapsed tipping them into the water, luckily with no deaths.”

Full story and lovely pics here

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