MHG58209 - Bridge - Allt na Fearna Mor, Lairg


A bridge over the Allt na Fearna Mor near Lairg, probably designed by Thomas Telford.

Type and Period (1)

  • BRIDGE (19th Century - 1801 AD? to 1900 AD?)

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  • None recorded

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A bridge over the Allt na Fearna Mor near Lairg, probably designed by Thomas Telford.

In 2014 ARCH provided a number of courses, field trips and other activities exploring and researching the remains of the 19th century engineer, road and church builder Thomas Telford. A project was undertaken in Kyle of Sutherland, during which many sites were visited and photographed by participants. A bridge probably built by Thomas Telford on the Bonar Bridge to Lairg road. It displays characteristic features of a Type 3 Telford bridge. Although the stonework of the bridge is generally intact, a large area of severe weathering has occurred on the southwest face. Coping stones on this side have also been pushed into the burn below, and heavy cement facing and replacement blocks have been applied more recently. The bridge is now bypassed, but was in use until the 1990s. The bridge was surveyed by volunteers as part of the project. <1> <2>

GIS spatial data created in 2018 based on OS MasterMap. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NC 5836 0168 (8m by 16m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC50SE
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CREICH

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