Kyle of Tongue Causeway

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Kyle of Tongue Causeway
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From: Tongue
To: Hope
Location
Tongue
County
Sutherland
Highway Authority
Highland
Opening Date
1971
On road(s)
A838
Crossings related to the A838
Laxford Bridge
Crossings related to the North and West Highlands Route
Duartmore Bridge • Halladale Bridge • Invernaver Bridge • Kylesku Bridge • Laxford Bridge • Skiag Bridge • Ullapool Bridge



The causeway across the Kyle of Tongue was built in 1971 to cut out a 6 or 7 mile detour around the southern end of the Kyle. The approach to the causeway from Tongue utilises pre-existing roads, albeit with a little re alignment, and then stretches out across a long spit of land over the sands. The causeway is built on a sweeping curve to make the most of the natural landscape of the Kyle. This sees a former island used to provide a small car park and picnic site just before the bridge across the main channel.

The Bridge section

The bridge consists of 18 spans, each supported by twin piers into the river, and carries an S2 roadway. It was completely refurbished in 2011 to ensure that it maintains this important link for another 30 or 40 years.



Kyle of Tongue Causeway
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Other nearby roads
TongueA836 • A838 • B870 (Laxford Bridge - Thurso) • B871 • B873 • C1011 (Highland) • C1086 (Highland) • NC500 • North and West Highlands Route