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Bridge of Reisgill

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Bridge of Reisgill
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From:  Latheron
To:  Lybster
Highway Authority
Opening Date
1815, 1970
On road(s)

The old Bridge of Reisgill, or Lybster Bridge lies a short way to the south of the village on the A99. It is a striking landmark when heading north on the main road which now bypasses the old bridge to the east. Believed to have been built in 1815 as part of Thomas Telfords Caithness Road, it is a single stone arch standing between substantial abutments built out across the shallow valley. The roadway rises from south to north, and with the parapets in a poor state of repair with vegetation growing over the stonework it forms a picturesque ruin.

The old bridge was bypassed in 1970 when the current alignment of the A99 (former A9) was built, forming a long, wide straight and avoiding the bends as the old road followed the contours. The bridge is a tall concrete structure set between long grassy embankments. The parapets and pavements are cantilevered out over the beams, but supported at either end on the abutment walls.

Bridge of Reisgill
Crossings in the county of Caithness
River ThursoBridge 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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