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Black Bridge (Lairg)

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The Black Bridge
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From:  Lairg
To:  Bonar Bridge
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Bridge Type:  Concrete Bridge
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Crossings related to the A839
This article is about the Black Bridge in Lairg.
For other Black Bridges, see Black Bridge

Carrying the A839 across the River Shin in Lairg, The Black Bridge was built by Tarmac Construction in 1986 with EU money. It is a three span concrete structure, which spans the river to the south west of the short multiplex between the A836 and A839.

There was obviously a road bridge across the River Shin at this point prior to the construction of the new bridge, however at present no details of it have been found. Mapping suggests that it was on (almost) exactly the same site as the new bridge.


Immediately to the east of the bridge is the southern junction between the A836 and A839. Indeed, traffic turning from the road south to the A839 is turning directly onto the bridge. The junction is a simple give-way T Junction, with the A836 maintaining the priority throughout the multiplex to the north.


Route To Notes


Bonar Bridge / Droichaid a'Bhanna Moray Firth Tourist Route


Tongue, Kinlochbarvie, Durness (A838) Moray Firth Tourist Route


Lochinver / Loch an Inbhir (A837), Ullapool / Ullapul (A835)

Black Bridge (Lairg)
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Crossings of the Kyle of Sutherland, and Tributaries
Dornoch Firth and Kyle of SutherlandDornoch Firth Bridge • Bonar Bridge
River Oykel & TributariesCassley Bridge • Inveroykel Bridge • Oykel Bridge • Conacher Bridge
River Shin & TributariesShin Bridge • Black Bridge • Dalchork Bridge • Fiag Bridge

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