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GLENMORISTON, TORGOYLE BRIDGE OVER RIVER MORISTONLB14996

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
05/10/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Urquhart And Glenmoriston
NGR
NH 30909 12923
Coordinates
230909, 812923

Description

Joseph Mitchell, 1823 after earlier bridge by Thomas Telford.

c. 1811. Large, 3-span bridge, and centre arch being slightly

wider and higher. Tooled and pinned rubble with tooled ashlar

dressings. 3 segmental-headed tooled ashlar rings, the

dressings being alternate blocks of dark schist and lighter

granite, springing from rusticated masonry cutwater abutments.

Cutwaters rise as engaged columns, diminishing in girth and

decorated with dummy vertical and cruciform slits, terminating

at parapet level with simple blocked caps. Similarly detailed

end pilasters.

Band-course; tooled ashlar parapets slightly splayed approaches. Approximate width of arches; 48', 55', 48'.

Drystone embankments flank bridge.

Statement of Special Interest

Telford Bridge built at Torgoyle circa 1811; destroyed by

flood damage in 1818. Replaced firstly by temporary wooden

bridge, and then in 1823 by present structure redesigned by

Telford's principal inspector, Joseph Mitchell. Appears on OS

as Torgoyle Bridge.

References

Bibliography

Thomas Telford, AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL ATLAS, (1838) pl. 51, no. 33.

A R B Haldane NEW WAYS THROUGH THE GLENS (1962) pp.130-1.

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