Parkhouse Bridge (Ardrossan)
Parkhouse Bridge was built in 1856 to cross the new Caledonian Railway. It is unknown what the real name of this bridge is as the bridge at Hunter Avenue near the former High Tide Hotel is Parkhouse Bridge.
The bridge has had its fair share of incidents, on 26th April 1956 the bridge collapsed under the weight of a truck that was overweight.
"A Fine of £5 was imposed upon the Special Traffics (Pickfords) Division of British Road Services at Kilmarnock, last week, for failing to give proper notice to the Ayrshire Chief Constable of the carriage of an abnormal load. On April 26 the vehicle was driven over Parkhouse Bridge, Ardrossan, which collapsed under the weight. of more than 100 tons.
The defence was that originally the haulage of a toad 12 ft. 9 in. high had been arranged for, and the police in Glasgow and Renfrewshire were noti• tied. It was subsequently found, however, that the load was 14 ft. high and the route had to be altered to pass through Ayrshire."