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Bridge Of Orchy

Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Bridge Of Orchy

Classification Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) River Orchy

Canmore ID 23768

Site Number NN23NE 1

NGR NN 29637 39651

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Glenorchy And Inishail (Argyll And Bute)
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Archaeology Notes

NN23NE 1 29637 39651

See also NN23NE 3.01.

Bridge of Orchy is a single-arched structure of local rubble masonry, much of which has been refaced during the present century. The overall length of the bridge with approaches is 49m, and the roadway at the approaches has a width of 5.8m, diminishing at the abutments to 3.7m, all within parapets 0.36m in thickness. The segmental arch has a span of 18.9m, and the height to the arch-soffit is 6.7m. The bridge appears on Gordon's plan, and was built in or shortly before 1751.

RCAHMS 1975, visited August 1971.

This bridge carries the A8005 public road across the River Orchy.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 16 October 1996.

The bridge carries the military road (NN23NE 3.00, MR 8) over the River Orchy.

W Taylor 1976.

Architecture Notes

NN23NE 1 296 396

Bridge of Orchy: engineer Major W Caulfield, c.1751.

Visited and photographed by J R Hume, University of Strathclyde, 18 May 1976. Information from MS/749/73.


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