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Bridge of Buchanty

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Bridge of Buchanty
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From:  Logiealmond
To:  Buchanty
Glen Almond
Highway Authority
Perth and Kinross
Opening Date
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
Crossings related to the B8063
Looking across the bridge

Bridge of Buchanty carries the B8063 across the River Almond in the scenic Glen Almond. The bridge comprises two arches, a large arch spanning the river, with a smaller flood arch over the south bank. The southern end of the bridge is substantially buttressed, while the north side springs directly from the rocky slopes above the deeply incised river. Indeed, the chances of floodwater rising to the level of the flood arch on the south bank seems remote. The bridge is a relatively plain stone structure carrying a level roadway and parapets, although these have clearly been repaired and partially rebuilt a number of times in the past. The roadway, although S2 to either side of the bridge, is squeezed down to a wide single track as it crosses.

Above the flood arch on the east side of the bridge is a coat of arms with the date 1639. It is not entirely clear if this stonework relates to the current crossing, or was incorparated when it was built, as the general consensus is that the the current structure is Victorian in general form. It does suggest, however, that a stone bridge has spanned the river here since 1639, and that the bridge in use today is a restoration or reconstruction of that structure.

Bridge of Buchanty
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