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Kilmahog Bridge

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Kilmahog Bridge
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From:  Kilmahog
To:  Trossachs
Kilmahog nr Callander
Highway Authority
Opening Date
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
Engineer:  Peter McInnes
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A821
Crossings related to the Trossachs Trail

The bridge at Kilmahog is the furthest upstream crossing of the short River Teith. It connects the A821 Trossachs & Aberfeldy road with the A84, the junction of the two routes being just a hundred metres or so to the north of the bridge.

The Bridge

Kilmahog Bridge

The bridge is a very basic two-arch stone bridge, with more recent iron railings on the low parapets. Substantial triangular cutwaters protect the pier and abutments, and these would have been important at a time when it was still common practice to float timber down rivers for sale. It is undated, but was built in 1777 with funds raised from the forfeiture of Highland Estates after the 1745 Jacobite Uprisings. Nearby Callander Bridge was paid for in the same way, as was Gartchonzie Bridge. Indeed Gartchonzie Bridge was built to the same design by the same mason, Peter McInnes from Crieff, as part of the same contract. That contract states that the roadway was 15 feet wide, with 3 foot high parapets. It was perhaps to widen the bridge that the parapets were replaced, as the bridge is now substantially wider than 15 feet, carrying two lanes of traffic flanked by pavements.

Kilmahog Bridge
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Crossings of the River Forth & Teith
River ForthCobleland Bridge • A81 Forth Bridge • Cardross Bridge • Poldar Bridge • Bridge of Frew • Gargunnock Bridge • Drip Bridge • M9 Forth Bridge • Stirling Bridges • Taylorton Bridge • Clackmannanshire Bridge • Kincardine Bridge • Queensferry Crossing • Forth Road Bridge
River TeithKilmahog Bridge • Callander Bridge • Doune Bridge
Allan WaterKinbuck Bridge • Dunblane Bridge • Bridge of Allan

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