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|Crossings related to the A831|
Cannich Bridge carries the A831 across the River Cannich at Cannich. The current bridge is not the original, which was built by Thomas Telford as part of his commission on Highland roads and bridges in c1817 along with the A831 to the north as part of the Strathglass Road. Very little remains of the old bridge. It was a three arch structure which sat to the east of the modern bridge, and utilised a rocky islet in the river. There is a large block of masonry still visible here, which may or may not be the base for the north pier.
The modern bridge is a steel girder bridge supported on two concrete piers set in the riverbed. The piers are flanked by full height cutwaters which appear to be faced with stone work which may have come from the old bridge. The stone facing of the abutments are similar. The deck is single track with pavements, and due to the sharp bend on the north bank it is controlled by traffic signals. The parapets are simple metal railings, without any intermediary piers.