|Location Map ( geo)|
As the A85 emerges from Glen Lochy it meets the B8074 which has come down Glen Orchy from Bridge of Orchy. At the same point the two rivers also meet, and so the A85 has to cross the River Lochy, which is the smaller of the two channels.
Hidden in the undergrowth to the south of the modern bridge is the old stone arch over the river. The parapets have collapsed, the deck is completely overgrown with grass and low shrubs, but drop down to the river and you can see the full majesty of the old arch and the smaller flood-arch on the east bank.
The new bridge over the Lochy is a single-span concrete arch bearing all the hallmarks of the other structures built along the A85 in the late 1930s. The structure is reinforced concrete, faced in rough stone to better blend in with the surroundings. As with its neighbours, there are pedestrian refuges set into the parapets at either end of the arch.
Immediately to the east of the bridge is the junction where the B8074 meets the A85. It is a very simple T-junction, where the single track road down the ever beautiful Glen Orchy emerges without even a turning lane on the A85, then again even the A85 through Glen Lochy is far from a busy route. Travellers on the B8074 are immediately confronted with warning signs telling them to use the passing places, and that the road is unsuitable for buses and long vehicles. Fortunately, this keeps the road clear of tourist coaches.
|Dalmally, An t-Oban / Oban|
|Tyndrum, A Chrion-Laraich ' Crianlarich (A82)|
|Glean Urchaidh / Glen Orchy||and Bridge of Orchy|