Kylesku Bridge

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Kylesku Bridge
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From: Kylesku
To: Kylestrome
On road(s)
A894
Crossings related to the A894
Duartmore Bridge • Laxford Bridge • Skiag Bridge
Crossings related to the North and West Highlands Route
Duartmore Bridge • Halladale Bridge • Invernaver Bridge • Kyle of Tongue Causeway • Laxford Bridge • Skiag Bridge • Ullapool Bridge


The Kyslesku Bridge in the north-west of Scotland carries the non-trunk A894 across Loch a' Chàirn Bhàin between Unapool and Kylestrome. Designed by Ove Arup and built by Morrisons for the then Highland Regional Council, it was opened by the Queen in 1984, and is a concrete structure spanning the narrow entrance to the loch with a single main span. The bridge is built on a sweeping curve. Each pier comprises four inclined legs springing from two foundations, like four edges of a tetrahedron.

History

Before the bridge was opened, a shuttle ferry ran across the narrow channel. In the 1960's the ferry was able to carry 4 cars, took 5 minutes to cross and was free. It operated from 9am until 9pm in the summer, and dusk in the winter months.

Ferries

Name IMO Operator Dates Notes
Maid of Glencoul 7521613 Highland Council 1975-84 18 Cars
Glenachulish Highland Council 1976-82 (relief only) 6 Cars - No IMO MarineTraffic
Queen of Kylesku Sutherland CC; Highland Council 1967-84 6-9 Cars
Mamore Sutherland CC 1959-67 4 Cars
Maid of Kylesku Sutherland CC 1952-76 (Relief only after 1967) 4 Cars
Un-named Scottish Automobile Association; Sutherland CC c1920-52 1 Car



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