EHG4770 - Excavation - Achlain Bridges, Fort Augustus

Technique(s)

Organisation

Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services (RoCAS)

Date

July-Nov 2012

Description

Ross and Cromarty Archaeological Services were commissioned by Forestry Commission Scotland to undertake a programme of recording and excavation in advance of conservation of three military bridges located by Achlain in Invermoriston during the second half of 2012. One small trench was excavated on Bridge 009 to identify a possible structural weakness of the bridge at the request of the conservation architect. On Bridge 008, the entire bridge arch and surrounding surface was excavated and a single small trench was excavated at the centre of the arch on Bridge 007, prior to conservation. The excavation allowed for recording of the bridges prior to any changes made by conservation work to the structures. <1>

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Peteranna, M.. 2013. Archaeological excavation on three Caulfeild Military Bridges in advance of conservation: Achlain, Invermoriston. Ross & Cromarty Archaeological Services. Digital.

Map

Location

Location Achlain Bridges, Fort Augustus
Grid reference Centred NH 2836 1209 (409m by 119m)
Map sheet NH21SE
Operational Area INVERNESS NAIRN BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY
Civil Parish URQUHART AND GLENMORISTON
Geographical Area INVERNESS

Related Monuments/Buildings (3)

  • ALLT A'CHAISE BURN BRIDGE (Monument)
  • ALLT THOMAIS BURN BRIDGE (Monument)
  • CREAGAN MHARTAINN BRIDGE (Monument)

Record last edited

May 3 2016 4:56PM

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