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Laxford Bridge

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Laxford Bridge
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From  : Rhiconich
To  : Scourie
Location
Laxford Bridge
County
Sutherland
Highway Authority
Highland
Opening Date
1830s
On road(s)
A838
Crossings related to the A838
Kyle of Tongue Causeway
Crossings related to the North and West Highlands Route
Duartmore Bridge • Halladale Bridge • Invernaver Bridge • Kyle of Tongue Causeway • Kylesku Bridge • Skiag Bridge • Ullapool Bridge


Laxford Bridge is an important crossing point and junction in North West Scotland. The Bridge was built by the Duke of Sutherland as part of a road building program in the 1830s and is a single span stone arch crossing the River Laxford just beyond the head of Loch Laxford. Unsurprisingly, perhaps given the location, this is the only public road bridge across the river, however there are two further bridges upstream providing access to property.

Junction

The Jucntion, with the A894 straight ahead

Immediately south of the bridge is the junction between the A838 and A894. The former has to TOTSO, with priority being given to the west coast route, rather than the cross country route to Lairg. The A838 is single track on both approaches, while the A894 is S2. However, to the north the A838 widens once more within a mile as the main route into the fishing port of Kinlochbervie on the B801.

Routes

Route To Notes

A838

The North Coast, Kinlochbervie (B801), Durness North and West Highlands Route: John o Groats 119

A838

Lairg (A836)

A894

Scourie, Lochinver (A837), Ullapool (A835) North and West Highlands Route: Ullapool 51



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