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TITLE
Dornie Bridge
EXTERNAL ID
HC_PLANNING_01_050_0364
PLACENAME
Dornie
DISTRICT
South West Ross
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
ROSS: Kintail
PERIOD
1960s
CREATOR
T. Kenneth MacKenzie
SOURCE
The Highland Council Planning Department
ASSET ID
13764
KEYWORDS
village
Dornie Bridge
loch
Dornie Bridge

The ferroconcrete bridge pictured from Dornie, spanned Loch Long betwee Ardelve and Dornie, replacing a vital ferry link between Lochalsh and Kintail. The bridge was officially opened on Tuesday 30th April 1940 after years of debate in the community as to the necessity of a permanent structure. It had to incorporate an opening span to ensure that Loch Long remained a viable waterway, and on completion was 750 feet long, with a roadway of 16½ feet, and a walkway of 5 feet. It was supported by 15 reinforced concrete spans with a 40 foot clear waterway. Tolls came into effect on 1st May 1940, but were abandoned in 1946. The bridge was demolished and replaced with a much larger two lane structure by-passing the village of Dornie in 1991.

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Dornie Bridge

ROSS: Kintail

1960s

village; Dornie Bridge; loch

The Highland Council Planning Department

The Highland Council Planning Dept

The ferroconcrete bridge pictured from Dornie, spanned Loch Long betwee Ardelve and Dornie, replacing a vital ferry link between Lochalsh and Kintail. The bridge was officially opened on Tuesday 30th April 1940 after years of debate in the community as to the necessity of a permanent structure. It had to incorporate an opening span to ensure that Loch Long remained a viable waterway, and on completion was 750 feet long, with a roadway of 16½ feet, and a walkway of 5 feet. It was supported by 15 reinforced concrete spans with a 40 foot clear waterway. Tolls came into effect on 1st May 1940, but were abandoned in 1946. The bridge was demolished and replaced with a much larger two lane structure by-passing the village of Dornie in 1991.