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SM Adam volume 51/36


[2] Finished drawing for a covered bridge, ND, not known to have been executed


Elevation of a bridge of two segmental and moulded arches with roundels in the spandrels, supported by a rusticated pier on each bank, and with a balustrade extending along the abutments, and surmounted by a flat-roofed covering supported by bays containing niches surmounted by tablets, and engaged and free standing Doric columns


bar scale of 2 inches to 10 feet


Bridge for Mr Stirling (in the hand of William Adam and underwritten in pencil) (verso) Number Twenty Two (in red pen) / Bridge for Mr Stirling

Signed and dated

  • 1758-94

Medium and dimensions

Pen, pencil and wash on laid paper (538 x 337)


Adam office hand, with title inscription in the hand of William Adam (underwritten in pencil)




Bolton, 1922, Volume II, Index p. 58
King, 2001, Volume II, p. 227
For a full list of literature references see scheme notes.



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