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Craigellachie, Old Bridge over River Spey (Telford Bridge)

A Category A Listed Building in Speyside Glenlivet, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4913 / 57°29'28"N

Longitude: -3.1939 / 3°11'37"W

OS Eastings: 328532

OS Northings: 845194

OS Grid: NJ285451

Mapcode National: GBR L8GX.RNG

Mapcode Global: WH6K1.XY9Y

Entry Name: Craigellachie, Old Bridge over River Spey (Telford Bridge)

Listing Date: 22 February 1972

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333271

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2357

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberlour

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Speyside Glenlivet

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

Thomas Telford, dated 1814. Single span cast-iron bridge.
4-rib segmental arch rings springing from tooled granite
abutments, with crenellated circular turrets flanking
approach causeway from S. Similar end turrets flank bridge at
N where abutments are keyed into cliff side. Lattice-girder
braces link arch to carriageway.
Modern metal parapet.
Span; 150' (45.7m)

Statement of Interest

Inscription (cast-iron plaque) reads Cast at Plas Kynaston Ruabon Denbighshire 1814 . Further plaque records restoration of bridge by Banffshire, Moray and Nairn County Councils, 1964. Oldest wide span cast-iron bridge in Scotland. Previously also a scheduled monument (scheduled on 20/10/1971 and de-scheduled on 24/01/2006).

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