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Laxford Bridge

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Laxford Bridge
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From  : Rhiconich
To  : Scourie
On road  : A838
Open Date  : 1830s
Location  : Laxford Bridge
County : Sutherland
Authority
Highland
Location Map (geohack)
Crossings on the A838

Kyle of Tongue Causeway

Crossings on 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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