MHG19211 - Bonar Bridge, Old Bridge (1892)
Built in 1892 to replace Telford's 1812 bridge. This bridge was itself replaced by the present bridge in 1973.
Type and Period (1)
- BRIDGE (Built, 19th Century - 1892 AD to 1893 AD)
- None recorded
The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland (A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900, pp. 45-49) - Sinclair B Calder, 1974
J Aitken : 19/2/2004
This bridge was designed by Crouch and Hogg, and built by Arrol following the collapse (in January 1892) of the Telford bridge (NH69SW 61). It was built on a gradient of 1 in 50, and comprised three iron girder spans of 70, 150 and 140ft (21.3, 45.7 and 42.7m, respectively). It was replaced by the present structure (NH69SW 62.00) in 1973. G Nelson 1990. <1>
This bridge formerly carried the A9 (T) public road over the Kyle of Sutherland, which here forms the boundary between the parishes of Kincardine and Creich.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 5 May 1998.
Reference from architecture catalogue slip;
Architect:- Thos. Telford (1803-21) Destroyed 1892
Sir William Arrol 1893 (present bridge)
Nothing visible during field survey. Possible platform remains next to picnic site. <2>
- --- Text/Manuscript: Calder, Sinclair B.. 1974. The Industrial Archaeology of Sutherland: A Scottish Highland Economy 1700-1900. The University of Strathclyde.
- <1> Text/Publication/Volume: Nelson, G. 1990. Highland Bridges. Paperback. 151-2.
- <2> Text/Report/Fieldwork Report: Sneddon, D, Gheorghiou, D, Hansom, J and Shearer, I. 03/2010. East Sutherland Coastal Zone Assessment survey: Data Structure Report. Glasgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). 12/9/10. Digital. Site 4.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6093 9152 (106m by 41m) (Buffered by site type)|
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External Links (1)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/90969 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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