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Bridge of Forss

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Bridge of Forss
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From:  Thurso
To:  Reay
Highway Authority
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
The original face of the Bridge of Forss

The Bridge of Forss carries the A836 across the Forss River to the west of Thurso. It is a twin stone arch bridge which appears to date from the early 19th century, and shows some influences from Thomas Telfords work, although it is not believed to have been his work. The bridge was widened on the downstream side, probably in the 1930s, with concrete arches abutting the old work and faced with stonework which had been taken down from the old bridge.

The bridge sits on a sweeping bend on the road as it negotiates the small valley, which means that the road curves as it crosses the bridge. The bridge, however, remains straight, and so at the eastern end the road is pinching the pavement on one side, with a shorter parapet / wing wall. The road then straightens up as it crosses the first arch, before curving in the opposite direction over the western arch, and again pinching the pavement as it begins to curve away once more.

Bridge of Forss
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Bridge of Forss - Geograph - 240171.jpgBr-forss1.jpgBr-forss2.jpg
Crossings in the county of Caithness
River ThursoLoch More Bridge • Bridge of Westerdale • Halkirk Bridge • Thurso Bridge
River Wick & TributariesGreystones Bridge • Bridge of Bilbster • Wick Bridge
North Coast RiversBridge of Isauld • Bridge of Forss • Bridge of Westfield
East Coast RiversBridge of Freswick • Bridge of Wester • Bridge of Occumster • Bridge of Reisgill • Latheron Bridge • Latheronwheel Bridge • Dunbeath Bridge • Berriedale Bridge • Ousdale Bridge

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