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Garry Bridge (Lewis)

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Garry Bridge
Drochaid Ghearadha
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From:  Tolsta
To:  Nowhere
north of Tolsta
Highway Authority
Comhairle nan Eilean Siar
Opening Date
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Concrete Arch
Crossings related to the B895

The Garry Bridge, perhaps more commonly known as the Bridge to Nowhere, lies at the northern end of the B895 from Stornoway to Tolsta. Indeed, the bridge is techincally not just a mile north of the end of the B895, but beyond the end of the public highway.

It was built in c1921 as part of Lord Leverhulmes grand project to built a new road north from Tolsta to Sgiogarstaigh at what is now the end of the B8015 near the Butt of Lewis. The plan was thwarted by the local men who were more interested in securing Croft Land than helping Leverhulme, and so only the bridge was ever built. The approximate route of the proposed road is now the North Lewis Heritage Trail.

The Bridge

The Bridge to Nowhere

The Bridge itself is a concrete arch truss structure, with three main arch ribs supporting the concrete deck above. The spandrels of the arches are left open, with vertical links turning to small arches at the top. The parapets, also in concrete, slightly overhang the ribs although the roadway between the pavements is entirely within the ribs.

Garry Bridge (Lewis)
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