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Miavaig Bridge, Lewis

A Category B Listed Building in Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch, Na h-Eileanan Siar

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Latitude: 58.2035 / 58°12'12"N

Longitude: -6.965 / 6°57'53"W

OS Eastings: 108443

OS Northings: 934604

OS Grid: NB084346

Mapcode National: GBR 9761.DJZ

Mapcode Global: WGW0L.Z2HG

Plus Code: 9CCM623P+92

Entry Name: Miavaig Bridge, Lewis

Listing Name: Miavaig Bridge

Listing Date: 31 March 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353596

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19270

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Uig

County: Na h-Eileanan Siar

Electoral Ward: Sgir'Uige agus Ceann a Tuath nan Loch

Parish: Uig

Traditional County: Ross-shire

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"Pack-horse" - type clapper bridge of uncertain date; probably 19th century, though construction of a road towards Loch Roaig was contemplated in the late 18th century.

Bridge has narrow pathway, but is impressive (less so since rocky embankment of present main road now obscures part of its length); 3 small flat-lintelled openings - 2 smaller ones set above the third - in large expanses of walling, allowing tidal inflow/outflow from long, shallow sea inlet. Built of pinned large rubble blocks laid in regular courses, low ledges rebuilt/repaired in concrete and in rubble, and topped by low wrought-iron (ie not wire) fence of comparatively early date.

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