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Skye, Sligachan, Old Bridge

Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Skye, Sligachan, Old Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) River Sligachan; Sligachan Hotel, Old Bridge

Canmore ID 11230

Site Number NG42NE 1

NGR NG 48635 29844

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Bracadale
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Skye And Lochalsh
  • Former County Inverness-shire

Archaeology Notes

NG42NE 1 48635 29844

For successor and present New Bridge (adjacent to N), see NG42NE 2.

(Location cited as NG 487 298). Old Bridge: Sligachan. Built c. 1810-18: engineer, Thomas Telford. A three-span rubble bridge, with a pronounced hump. The segmental arches are of unequal size, and there are triangular cutwaters. Disused, superseded by a single concrete arch, faced in stone (NG42NE 2).

J R Hume 1977.

This bridge carries the former line of the A87(T) public road over the River Sligachan a short distance above its debouchment into the head of Loch Sligachan, and to the E of the Sligachan Hotel (NG42NE 6). The successor and present New Bridge (NG42NE 2) is situated adjacent to the N.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 12 August 2008.


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