|Location Map ( geo)|
|Perth and Kinross|
|B847 • C454 (Perth and Kinross)|
There are two bridges across the Errochty Water in the tiny village of Perthshire, one is the old bridge built by General Wade on his Tummel Bridge to Drumochter Road, the other a replacement structure on the B847.
General Wade was responsible for a number of military roads in the Scottish Highlands, one of the most important routes being that from Crieff to Inverness. It is on this road that the old bridge at Trinafour lies, crossing from the village church to the onward route north.
The bridge itself is a single stone arch, with a substantial buttress on the south east corner. It is listed and attributed to Wade, but no further information is available on the structure.
The New Bridge
A little further downstream from the old bridge is the new bridge carrying the B847. It is a single-span concrete deck structure similar in style to those built across the Highlands in the 1930s, and again after the war. However, as it doesn't appear to be dated it is not clear when this bridge was built. The first definite appearance on a map is not until the late 1950s.