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Inverlael Bridge

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Inverlael Bridge
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From:  Braemore Junction
To:  Ullapool
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Opening Date
1792, 1964
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A835

The road from Dingwall to Ullapool was built between 1792 and 1794, and so the old bridge at Inverlael presumably dates from this time. The old bridge is a single humpbacked stone arch similar to the bridges built as part of the military roads further south in the Highlands fifty years earlier. It carried a single carriageway between low parapets which extend some distance to either side. Some notes on the bridge suggest that the approaches had been levelled, but there is no obvious evidence of this on the ground.

The new bridge sits alongside to the south, and was built in 1964 to carry a new S2 road parallel to the old. It too is a single span, albeit a concrete deck between rubble parapets and abutments.

Inverlael Bridge
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