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CONTIN BRIDGE OVER RIVER BLACK WATER.LB1789

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
A
Date Added
25/03/1971
Local Authority
Highland
Planning Authority
Highland
Parish
Contin
NGR
NH 45403 56672
Coordinates
245403, 856672

Description

Thomas Telford, 1812/3 High arched bridge, rubble; 3 wide

segmental headed arch rings decreasing slightly in height and

span from east to west; triangular cutwaters carried up to

parapet height as shallow pilasters. Shallow end buttresses;

dressed rubble parapet.

Statement of Special Interest

Carries A832 road. First Parliamentary bridge destroyed by

flood in 1811 replanned and rebuilt in 1812 by the

Parliamentary Commissionery at Telford's insistence.

References

Bibliography

EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT, June 25, 1812. INVERNESS JOURNAL,

June 26, 1812. Advertisements for tenders TELFORD ATLAS

(1838) plate 51 (23). John Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY

OF SCOTLAND, ii, (1977), p.284 A.R.B. Haldane, NEW WAYS

THROUGH THE GLENS (1962) p.124.

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