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Muasdale, Old Bridge

Road Bridge (Post Medieval)

Site Name Muasdale, Old Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (Post Medieval)

Alternative Name(s) Clachaig Water

Canmore ID 38583

Site Number NR64SE 35

NGR NR 68011 40229

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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  • Council Argyll And Bute
  • Parish Killean And Kilchenzie
  • Former Region Strathclyde
  • Former District Argyll And Bute
  • Former County Argyll

Site Management (19 November 2009)

Hump-backed. Segmental-arched. Rubble. Low parapets broken in places. (Historic Scotland)

This bridge spans the Clachaig Water immediately upstream from the existing road-bridge serving the A 83. It is constructed of rubble masonry and comprises a single segmental-headed arch having a span of 7.8m. It is probably of late 18th- or early 19th-century date. (RCAHMS)

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Field Visit (August 1965)

This bridge (Pl. 99A) spans the Clachaig Water immediately upstream from the existing road-bridge serving the main Tarbert-Campbeltown highway. It is constructed of rubble masonry and comprises a single segmental-headed arch having a span of 7.8 m. The height of the arch-soffit above the level of the water is about 3.7 m and the total height to the crown of the parapet is about 4.9 m. The roadway measures 2.4 m in width between parapets 0.38 m in thickness.

The bridge is probably of late 18th- or early 19th century date

RCAHMS 1971, visited August 1965.

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