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Skiag Bridge

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Skiag Bridge
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From:  Lochinver
To:  Inchnadamph
Skiag Bridge
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Bridge Type:  Concrete Bridge
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A837


Skiag Bridge is an important crossing point and junction on the shores of Loch Assynt in North West Scotland. The bridge is a single-span concrete structure of uncertain date, albeit replacing an earlier bridge which sat immediately upstream. The western abutment of the old bridge can still be seen, and the width suggests that the bridge only carried a single track road. It is likely that this bridge was built in the 1820s by Joseph Mitchell as part of his road building work for the county of Sutherland. The current bridge carries an S2 road, which is banked up above the bridge, resulting in grassy banks sloping down to the stonework and crash barriers replacing parapets on the roadside.


The Junction, with bridge to the right

Immediately to the east of the bridge is where the A894 terminates on the A837 to Lochinver, and the junction is a simple give-way T Junction. Due to the construction of the new bridge, the junction clearly now sits ever so slightly further south than it used to. The north eastern corner of the junction is flanked by a rocky cliff which has clearly been cut back in the past to accommodate the road. It seems likely, from the positioning of the old bridge, that the road had to be cut into the hill when it was built in the 1820s.


Route To Notes


Lochinver 11


Ullapool (A835) 26, Lairg (A839) 34, Bonar Bridge (A836) 35 North and West Highlands Route: Ullapool 27


Kylesku 7, Scourie 16, Kinlochbervie 31, Durness 41, Tongue 71 (A838) North and West Highlands Route: John o Groats 143

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