Laxford Bridge

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Alternative Names River Laxford; Laxford Bay
Canmore ID 4688
Site Number NC24NW 5
NGR NC 23678 46878
Former Region HIGHLAND
Former District SUTHERLAND
Former County SUTHERLAND
Datum OSGB36 - NGR

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Archaeological Notes

NC24NW 5 23678 46878

(Location cited as NC 237 468). Laxford Bridge, c. 1834. A large single-span rubble bridge with a segmental arch.
J R Hume 1977.

Yet another handsome bridge, built about 1834, probably by the same team of engineers and masons as Rhiconich (NC25SE 7) and Drochaid Mor (NC36SE 21). It is on a fine stretch of water where the Laxford makes a huge S bend and the river is wide. Notice the neat lipped drainage holes in the spandrels at road level. The abutments are battered but join smoothly into the spandrels without the step.
G Nelson 1990.

This bridge carries the A838 public road over the River Laxford close to its entry into Laxford Bay.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 29 April 1998.

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Scottish Highland Bridges

Books and References

Hume, J R (1977a) The industrial archaeology of Scotland, 2, the Highlands and Islands London
Page(s): 315 Held at RCAHMS J.4.11.HUM

Nelson, G (1990) Highland bridges, Aberdeen
Page(s): 176 Held at RCAHMS J.6.3.NEL

Strutt and Parker (1990) The Ledmore Estate, Elphin, Sutherland: [sale particulars], Edinburgh
Held at RCAHMS D.6.53.LED.S

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