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Greystones Bridge

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Greystones Bridge
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From:  Watten
To:  Wick
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Greystones or Achingale Bridge crosses a small tributary to the Wick River immediately east of Watten on the A882. It was built by Thomas Telford under his commission for Highland roads and bridges, and completed in 1819. The bridge is a 3 span stone arch bridge, with the centre arch marginally larger than the two side arches. There is still a rise of the road over the bridge, however, and the distance between the string course and top of the parapets appears higher than is normal on a Telford Bridge. Despite being a late example of Telfords Bridges in the Highlands, it remains an austere design built of local stone, with small triangular cutwaters flanking the piers in the river bed.

Greystones Bridge
Crossings in the county of Caithness
River ThursoBridge of Westerdale • Halkirk Bridge • Thurso Bridge
River Wick & TributariesGreystones Bridge • Bridge of Bilbster • Wick Bridge
North Coast RiversBridge of Isauld • Bridge of Forss • Bridge of Westfield
East Coast RiversBridge of Freswick • Bridge of Wester • Bridge of Occumster • Bridge of Reisgill • Latheron Bridge • Latheronwheel Bridge • Dunbeath Bridge • Berriedale Bridge • Ousdale Bridge

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