Drochaid a' Chaolais Chumhaing
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|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.
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.
|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|