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Carr Old Bridge
River Dulnain, Carrbridge, Highland, Scotland
associated engineer
John Niccelsone
date  1717
era  Georgian  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  NH906229
ICE reference number  HEW 2532
The almost semi-circular single arch is pretty well all that remains of Carrbridge's old stone bridge over the Dulnain. Most of what is known about it is recorded on a plaque on the site.
Reputedly built at the expense of the parish by mason John Niccelsone in 1717, the bridge seems to have been intended for foot and horse traffic. Its narrowness and the steepness of the approach roads indicate this.
When it was built, the bridge was known as Lyne of Dalrachney bridge. It is also said to have been known as the funeral bridge as it linked the town with the burial ground.
The bridge measures 2.13m between parapets and some 2.3m in width overall. The arch is founded on rock each side of the river.
Very close by, downstream, was the site of architect Maxwell Ayrton and engineer Sir Owen Williams' reinforced concrete Carr Bridge, now demolished in favour of the present bridge.
Research: JJ
reference sources   CEH SHIHighBr
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Carr Old Bridge