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Bridge of Tilt

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Bridge of Tilt
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From:  Pitlochry
To:  Drumochter
Blair Atholl
Highway Authority
Perth and Kinross
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
Crossings related to the B8079

The Bridge of Tilt on the B8079 at Blair Atholl dates back to the early 19th Century. It may have been constructed by Thomas Telford as part of his commission on Highland Roads and Bridges, but apart from the date being roughly right there is no evidence to support this.

Looking across the bridge

The bridge itself consists of three stone arches across the River Tilt. The stonework suggests that the bridge is largely as constructed, with a string course across the top of the three semi-circular arches, and low cur-waters against the piers. The roadway is wide enough to carry the wide S2 of the former A9, but only because a footbridge has been cantilevered off the southern parapet.

Old Bridge of Tilt

Further upstream is the Old Bridge of Tilt. This stands on the site of a bridge built in the 1720s to carry General Wades military road north to Inverness. It is difficult to see the bridge today, as it is hidden by trees and high stone walls along the roadside, but it appears to be much newer than the main bridge in Blair Atholl. From what can be seen the bridge appears to have a concrete deck, but this may just be modern strengthening or widening.

Bridge of Tilt
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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

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