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Scottish Architecture. (Bridge)

20 June 2022
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CRAIGELLACHIE BRIDGE RIVER SPEY, MORAY

Best viewpoint: From the river bank adjacent to the bridge, or from the modern bridge over the A941 to the east.
How to get there: The bridge is located north of Aberlour, just off the A941 and the A95 and can be reached by public transport.

History: The Craigellachie Bridge opened in 1815 and is the oldest surviving cast iron bridge in Scotland. Designed by Thomas Telford, one of the most famous engineers of his time,  it has mock-medieval towers that flank the bridge on either side which give it a regal air.

Wee fact: It is one of only a few engineering projects in Scotland that has been recognised as a landmark of importance by both the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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