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Connel Bridge
Connel Bridge from southern shore of Loch Etive
New sensors for Height Restriction on A85 at Connel
Height Restriction warning sign, A85 S/bound on approach to A828 junction at Connel.
Connel Bridge across Loch Etive, with A85 in foreground.
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A828 Connel Bridge

I didn't realise until I read the nearby plaque that this bridge used to be a rail bridge and was converted to a road bridge in the 60s when the rail line was closed.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jun 27, 2008 by Jack Russell
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A828, Connel Bridge, Argyll

Driving over the Connel Bridge towards Fort William. Connel Bridge has had an odd history. From soon after its construction road vehicles were sometimes carried across on a railway wagon. In 1914 it was converted to allow road vehicles to drive over it, and for the next 50 years the bridge was used by both road and rail traffic. This stopped with the closure of the Ballachulish Branch Railway in 1966, and since then the bridge has been used exclusively by road traffic, controlled through the narrow roadway by traffic lights.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 27, 2006 by Belnahua
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A828, Connel Bridge, Argyll

Taken in August 2002 looking East when the Connel Bridge (Oban to Fort William road) was being renovated for its centenary.

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Nov 27, 2006 by Belnahua
The source of much confusion - the A828 crossing over the A85 on the Connel Bridge across Loch Etive!
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The Connel Bridge
The Connel Bridge on a winters day
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The Connel Bridge.
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The Connel Bridge from Mull


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