MHG1072 - Dunbeath Bridge
Early C19 single span arched bridge designed and built by Thomas Telford.
Type and Period (1)
- ARCH BRIDGE (Built, 19th Century - 1809 AD to 1813 AD (between))
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>.
- --- SHG2332 Text/Publication/Volume: Hume, J R. 1977. The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands. Paper (Original). 192.
- --- SHG2572 Text/Publication/Volume: Nelson, G. 1990. Highland Bridges. Paperback. 163-4.
- <1> SHG23286 Verbal Communication: Puls, A. Comment by Andrew Puls, HC Archaeologist.
|Grid reference||Centred ND 1599 2985 (27m by 20m) (Mastermap)|
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External Links (3)
- http://kweimar.de/Bilder_XML.php?ket=10_16 (View more information on this bridge from a website about Highland Bridges)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB7940 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/8038 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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