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)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

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>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6093 9152 (106m by 41m) (3 map features)
Map sheet NH69SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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