Bridge of Ericht

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Bridge of Ericht
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Kinloch Rannoch
To:  Rannoch Station
Location
Loch Rannoch
County
Perthshire
Highway Authority
Perth and Kinross
On road(s)
B846
Crossings related to the B846
Aberfeldy Bridge • Bridge of Gaur • Kinloch Rannoch Bridge • Tummel Bridge
The Bridge of Ericht

There is every indication that a bridge has crossed the River Ericht somewhere near here for over 200 years. However, at present no description has been found of such a structure, instead all we have is the modern concrete bridge that spans the river today. However, assuming that there was once an older structure here, it is likely that it was similar to the Bridge of Gaur and Kinloch Rannoch Bridge, both of which were funded by the annexed estates in the 1760s.

The modern bridge

The current bridge is a concrete structure, bearing much in common with the A82 bridges on the far side of Rannoch Moor (see Ba Bridge for an example). Whether this dates it to the 1930s when plans were afoot to build a road across Rannoch Moor from Rannoch Station to Kingshouse, or whether it was re-constructed with the Hydro scheme in the 1950s is uncertain.



Bridge of Ericht
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Crossings of the River Tay, and Tributaries
River TayKenmore Bridge • Aberfeldy Bridge • Grandtully Bridge • Pitnacree Bridge • Logierait Bridge • A9 Tay Bridge • Dunkeld Bridge • Caputh Bridge • Perth Bridge • Queens Bridge • Friarton Bridge • Tay Road Bridge
Fillan, Dochart & LochayWhite Bridge (Strathfillan) • Killin Bridge • Bridge of Lochay
River LyonBridge of Balgie • Bridge of Lyon • Comrie Bridge
River TummelKinloch Rannoch Bridge • Tummel Bridge • Coronation Bridge (Pitlochry) • Aldour Bridge • A9 Tummel Bridge • Ballinluig Bridge
River Garry and TributariesTrinafour Bridge  • Struan Bridge • Bruar Bridge • Dalnaspidal Bridge • Edendon Bridge • Allt Geallaidh Bridge • Dalnamein Bridge • Bridge of Tilt • A9 Garry Bridge • Garry Bridge