MHG2616 - Old Fort Augustus Bridge over River Oich


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

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For successor Fort Augustus Bridge (NH 3789 0927), see NH30NE 46.

Bridge of Oich was originally a stone bridge of two arches, but some years ago one of the arches was washed away. Only one arch remains, the deficiency being made up by a wooden structure.
Name Book 1871

(Old Fort Augustus Bridge consists of a segnental stone arch, a parapet and wide-splayed cut-water, and is continued as a timber bridge of 4 spans.
HBD 22.

(Location cited as NH 380 093). Wooden bridge, Fort Augustus, 19th century. A four-span wooden bridge attached to the single surviving semicircular arch of an older masonry bridge. Now disused and by-passed by a three-span reinforced-concrete bridge (NH30NE 30), faced with masonry and built by Mears and Carus-Wilson, architects, in 1934.
J R Hume 1977.

Bridge of Oich, which is presumably a military bridge, is now closed, the timber portion being in a poor state of repair.
Visited by OS, 28th February 1979 .

Originally Fort Augustus Old Bridge. This partly swept away and the lost portion was replaced with a timber structure known as Bridge of Oich.

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Grid reference Centred NH 3807 0937 (42m by 53m)
Map sheet NH30NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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