MHG12145 - Rhiconich Bridge


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  • BRIDGE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)

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The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900, p. 61) - Sinclair B Calder, 1974

J Aitken : 19/2/2004

(Location cited as NC 254 521). Bridge, Rhiconich, c. 1834. A large single segmental-arched rubble structure.
J R Hume 1977.

The bridges at Rhiconich and Drochaid Mor (NC36SE 21) are very similar; both are handsome and still in use. They have the typical vertical spandrels meeting battered abutments in a steep step at the springing and the flat parapet with quadrant ends, though these have now been run into wing walls and embanking. Both bridges were built about 1834 in beautiful places.
G Nelson 1990.

This bridge carries the A838 public road over the Rhiconich River, shortly above its entry into Loch Inchard.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 19 April 1998.

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Grid reference Centred NC 2545 5214 (50m by 50m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC25SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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