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Gartchonzie Bridge

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Gartchonzie Bridge
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From:  Callander
To:  Dunmore
Highway Authority
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
C114 (Stirling)

Gartchonzie Bridge

Gartchonzie Bridge carries the C114 over the Eas Gobhain River in The Trossachs near Callander. The road was originally the B828, before being upgraded to be the A892 and then declassified in the 1970s.

The bridge comprises two stone arches with the central pier in the river. It is undated, but was built in 1777 with funds raised from the forfeiture of Highland Estates after the 1745 Jacobite Uprisings. Nearby Callander Bridge was paid for in the same way, as was Kilmahog Bridge. Indeed Kilmahog Bridge was built to the same design by the same mason, Peter McInnes from Crieff, as part of the same contract. That contract states that the roadway was 15 feet wide, with 3 foot high parapets. Unlike Kilmahog Bridge, Gartchonzie Bridge is still as originally built, with a narrow humped roadway between thin, high stone parapets.

Gartchonzie Bridge
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