Renovation of the Avenue Bridge. The John Adam designed, elliptical bridge.


This John Adam designed, elliptical bridge was built to give the traveller an early sight of Dumfries House on their approach. A stand of Wellingtonias have since blocked such a view, but the bridge itself is still an outstandingly beautiful and important structure. Category A listed, it has been damaged both by accident, and more recently, vandalism. The balustrade has been removed and stored in fragments on the Estate. The original design drawing by John Adam survives, along with his estimates and bills. It has already undergone restorations in the early 19th-century and throughout the 20th-century.