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Inchkinloch Bridge

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Inchkinloch Bridge
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Loch Loyal
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Additional Information
List No:  LB18452  (Cat B)
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
Engineer:  Thomas Telford
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Crossings related to the A836
Inchkinloch Bridge

Inchkinloch Bridge crosses the Lon Achadh na h-Aibhne near the head of Loch Hope, on the A836 between Tongue and Altnaharra. The single stone arch bridge was built by Thomas Telford as part of his commission on Highland Roads and Bridges around 1815, with Telford's road from Bonar Bridge to Tongue completed 4 years later. The bridge and adjacent building forms quite a notable landmark in an otherwise desolate landscape and despite its diminutive size it is one of the larger bridges on this stretch of the route. The roadway across the bridge is just a single lane, but as the road to either side is also single track and has long sightlines in either direction this is rarely a problem.

It has been a category B listed structure since 1971.

Inchkinloch Bridge
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