Listed Building

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Local Authority
Planning Authority
NN 20059 82108
220059, 782108


General Wade, 1737. High 3 arched rubble bridge; segmental headed dressed rubble arch rings; triangular cutwaters rising as stepped buttresses at each end abutments. Smaller east bank arch survives; section remains of cast-iron footbridge placed over missing spans, now also collapsed. Fragments of pulvinated string course survive.

Statement of Special Interest

High Bridge superseded by Thomas Telford's Spean Bridge further up stream. Said to have been (and still is?) inscribed "In the ninth year of His Majesty King George II this bridge was erected under the care of Lt General Wade, Commander in Chief of all Forces in North Britain, 1736."

In poor condition and difficult to examine owing both to condition and over-grown vegetation.



J B Salmond, WADE IN SCOTLAND, (1934) pp.128, 132 (illustration)

Ted Ruddock, ARCH BRIDGES AND THEIR BUILDERS 1775-1835 (1979) pp 22-3, 238

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