Bridge of Mucomir

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Bridge of Mucomir
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From:  Gairlochy
To:  Spean Bridge
Location
Gairlochy
County
Inverness-shire
Highway Authority
Highland
Opening Date
c1815
On road(s)
B8004
Crossings related to the B8004
Caledonian Canal Swing Bridges • Loy Bridge

The Bridge of Mucomir carries the B8004 over the River Lochy just a few yards after the river leaves Loch Lochy. The bridge was built in c1815, not to carry a new road over an old river, but to carry an old road over a new river! This new channel for the Lochy was dug by Telford's team when the Caledonian Canal was built, taking over the old river channel. This forced the River Lochy into the River Spean somewhat sooner than previously!

The bridge is a lofty 2-arch structure, carrying the road in a slightly awkward kink. The road is wide enough for two cars to pass, but the approaching bends are both a bit too tight, forcing traffic to slow. Immediately up stream - there is just enough room before the loch - is another bridge, providing access to the Hydro Power Plant.



Bridge of Mucomir
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Other nearby roads
Fort WilliamA82 • A828 • A830 • A86 • A861 • Argyll Coastal Route • B8004 • B8006 • B863 • C1147 (Highland) • C1156 (Highland) • C1160 (Highland) • C1162 (Highland) • C1164 (Highland) • C1198 (Highland) • C1200 (Highland) • C1202 (Highland) • C1204 (Highland) • C1205 (Highland) • NCN78 • Road to the Isles • T12 (Britain) • T98 (Britain)
Crossings of the Rivers Lochy, Spean & Tributaries
River Lochy & TributariesLochybridge • Loy Bridge • Bridge of Mucomir • Caledonian Canal Swing Bridges
River Spean & TributariesHigh Bridge (Spean Bridge) • Spean Bridge • Roy Bridge • Allt na h-Uamha Bridge • Moy Bridge (Loch Laggan)