MHG2423 - Ousdale Bridge


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  • ARCH BRIDGE (Built, 19th Century - 1815 AD to 1815 AD (circa))

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(Location cited as ND 066 203). Ousdale Bridge was built by Telford and carries a stretch of by-passed road. It is tall in form and of coursed rubble construction with a narrow semicircular arch of 28ft (8.5m) span and 40ft (12.2m) high. Some buttresses appear in Telford's drawings for the bridge but others have clearly been added, and can be distinguished as curved wedges. The abutments are deeply founded in the rock, the location of construction being difficult.
G Nelson 1990.

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

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Grid reference Centred ND 0657 2034 (50m by 50m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet ND02SE
Civil Parish LATHERON
Geographical Area CAITHNESS

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