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Polla Bridge

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Polla Bridge
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Location
Polla
County
Sutherland
Highway Authority
Highland
Opening Date
1830s
Additional Information
List No:  LB492  (Cat C)
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
A838
Crossings related to the A838
Crossings related to the North and West Highlands Route
Polla Bridge

Polla Bridge is a crossing of the Amhainn an t-Stratha Beag on the A838 at the head of Loch Erribol, a sea loch that the road goes around. The stone bridge, which consists of two stone arches to span the watercourse, was built in the 1830s as part of road upgrades along the north coast of Sutherland by the Duke of Sutherland and replaced a ford situated approximately 500 metres upstream. The bridge appears to use one of the standard designs by Thomas Telford, with the profile of the parapets, battered abutments, and half-height cut waters all characteristic of his work. These designs were drawn up during his work with the commission on Highland Roads and Bridges, and made available to the Highland counties for use after the main work of the commission was concluded.

It has been a category C listed structure since 1987.





Polla Bridge
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Bridge at head of loch Eriboll - Geograph - 1177300.jpgApproaching Strath Beag - Geograph - 237536.jpgPolla Bridge on the A838 - Geograph - 3710851.jpgAmhainn an t-Stratha Bhig at Loch Eriboll - Geograph - 5045506.jpgBridge at the southern end of Loch Eribol - Geograph - 3022428.jpg


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