Bothwellhaugh Bridge, Strathclyde Country Park, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on an ancient stone bridge located in Strathclyde Country Park, S.E.of Glasgow, Scotland.

This bridge is commonly known as the ‘Roman Bridge’ but this description is misleading as the bridge is unlikely to be of Roman provenance, more likely medieval and possibly about 500 years old.

The bridge spans the South Calder Water, a short river which used to empty into the River Clyde but now feeds the artificial lake known as Strathclyde Loch.

The bridge is now fenced off and isolated from the public. It may have originated as a pack-horse bridge. The structure is 14m long, 2.8m wide and has a cobbled surface.

Close to the bridge there is a 2nd century AD Roman fort with a bath-house. Remains of the latter are still visible.

Bothwellhaugh Bridge, Strathclyde Country Park, Scotland

Bothwellhaugh Bridge, Strathclyde Country Park, Scotland

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