Glenshee Bridge.

Oral Answers to Questions — Transport. – in the House of Commons on 26th July 1939.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Kennedy Mr Thomas Kennedy , Kirkcaldy District of Burghs

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been drawn to conversations between the Perth and Kinross County Council and the national transport authorities involving consideration of a scheme for the demolition of the Spittal of Glenshee Bridge and the erection of a new bridge on the site of the old one; if he is aware that the old bridge has been scheduled as an ancient monument and that its destruction would be deeply resented in Scotland; and whether he will agree that further action should be postponed pending further consideration of the practicability and cost of repairing the old bridge?

Photo of Captain Euan Wallace Captain Euan Wallace , Hornsey

As I indicated to the right hon. Gentleman on 20th June last the approval of the First Commissioner of Works, who is responsible for ancient monuments, has not been given to the demolition of Glenshee Bridge. Alternative proposals for the improvement of the road in this locality are under review; and before any decision is reached, regard will be had to all the relevant considerations.