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Old Bridge, Contin

A Category A Listed Building in Contin, Highland

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Latitude: 57.5736 / 57°34'24"N

Longitude: -4.5867 / 4°35'12"W

OS Eastings: 245403

OS Northings: 856672

OS Grid: NH454566

Mapcode National: GBR H81P.XDS

Mapcode Global: WH3DL.JW2W

Plus Code: 9C9QHCF7+C8

Entry Name: Old Bridge, Contin

Listing Name: Contin Bridge over River Black Water.

Listing Date: 25 March 1971

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 332525

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB1789

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Contin

County: Highland

Electoral Ward: Wester Ross, Strathpeffer and Lochalsh

Parish: Contin

Traditional County: Ross-shire

Tagged with: Road bridge

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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 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.

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