MHG1072 - Dunbeath Bridge


Early C19 single span arched bridge designed and built by Thomas Telford.

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  • ARCH BRIDGE (Built, 19th Century - 1809 AD to 1813 AD)

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Photo from landward side 2/7/2003 - HAW 7/2003

ND12NE 9 1599 2985

(Location cited as ND 160 298). Bridge, Dunbeath, built 1809-13 by engineer Thomas Telford. A single segmental masonry arch.
J R Hume 1977.

Dunbeath Bridge was built in 1813 and is a typical Parliamentary bridge of medium size, having a span of 60ft (18.3m). The arch is low and segmental, and the abutments are slightly battered with dressed voussoirs.
G Nelson 1990.

This bridge carries the former line of the A9 public road over the Dunbeath Water.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 6 May 1998.

The bridge carried the A9 until the new A9 bridge (visible in the photographs) was built (post-1973) <1>.

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Grid reference Centred ND 1599 2985 (27m by 20m) (2 map features)
Map sheet ND12NE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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