Mains Bridge 1, Dumfries House, Ayrshire

Mains Bridge 1, Dumfries House, Ayrshire

About Project

This painted softwood bridge is an example of modern timber construction, with hidden steel plates supporting joints in the timber and allowing a greater span to be achieved.

The bridge links the Mains Bed & Breakfast cottages with the estate’s gardens. Viewed from the bank, the combination of the semi-circular structure and supporting spokes provide a dramatic frame for the burn. The pink tone echoes the ashlar stone walls of a neighbouring building and the red blazed paths that characterise the estate.

The green oak decking is grooved to provide an anti-slip surface, level with the connecting paths, creating step-free access across the bridge.

March 23, 2018