But despite the apparent haunting, that’s not the biggest mystery surrounding the estate. The Overtoun Bridge, which leads directly to the house, spans a very large drop. In the last six decades, large numbers of dogs have reportedly jumped off that structure, which has earned it no little notoriety.
John White, who took on the title of Lord Overtoun when he relocated to the estate, made a big decision during the early days of his tenure. In 1892, he bought some of the surrounding land, including an area known as Garshake. However, the owner of Overtoun House soon encountered a significant problem, which led directly to the creation of the now-infamous bridge.
Wheeled transport struggled to get to the house, because of the severity of the climb on the existing drive. So with that in mind, Lord Overtoun looked to remedy the issue by building a new bridge. Construction took three years, with the new access finished in the summer of 1895.