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Inverlochy Bridge

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Inverlochy Bridge
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From:  Glen Lochy
To:  Dalmally
Inverlochy, Dalmally
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
On road(s)

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.

Old Bridge

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.

New Bridge

Looking across the new bridge

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.


Route To Notes


Dalmally, An t-Oban / Oban


Tyndrum, A Chrion-Laraich ' Crianlarich (A82)


Glean Urchaidh / Glen Orchy and Bridge of Orchy

Inverlochy Bridge
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Crossings of the River Awe, Orchy & Tributaries
Tulla Bridge • Victoria Bridge (Rannoch Moor) • Bridge of Orchy • Allt Chonoglais Bridge • Inverlochy Bridge • Dalmally Bridge • Kilchurn Bridge • Cladich Bridge • Bridge of Awe • Connel Bridge
Junctions on the A85
Argyll Square (Oban)  • Corran Halls Junction  • Connel  • Taynuilt  • Dalmally Junction  • Inverlochy Bridge  • Tyndrum  • Crianlarich  • Lix Toll  • Lochearnhead  • Comrie • Crieff • Gilmerton Junction • St. Johnstone Interchange • Crieff Road Roundabout • Barnhill Junction  • Swallow Roundabout • Riverside Junction

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