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Foulertoun Arches

An iconic road bridge which crosses the River Irvine in North Ayrshire, the Foulertoun Arches carries the A71 road between Irvine and Fullarton, a half-mile (0.8 km) southeast of Irvine town centre. This £3.5 million single-span construction replaced a temporary three-span Bailey-style bridge which was supposed to be in place for just four years but endured for 38 years. The work of Graham Construction, the Foulertoun Arches comprises a steel deck, prefabricated in three sections which were joined in situ, suspended from massive sky-blue painted steel arched hoops that are supported on reinforced concrete foundations. It was opened by local school-children on 14th May 2010, who had also named the bridge.


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