Ballachulish Bridge

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Ballachulish Bridge
Argyllshire, Inverness-shire
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Ballachulish Bridge
Carrying: A82 trunk road
Crossing: Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe
Location: 56°41’20"N, 5°10’55"W
Design: Steel truss with fabricated box chords
Built 1974
Architect: W.A. Fairhurst and Partners

The Ballachulish Bridge is a bridge in the west Highlands, linking Argyllshire and Inverness-shire.

It crosses the narrows between Loch Leven, Argyllshire and Loch Linnhe, linking the villages of South Ballachulish (Argyll) and North Ballachulish (Inverness-shire). It carries the A82 road, the main route between Glasgow and Inverness.

The bridge was built by the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company[1] and opened in 1975,[2] replacing the Ballachulish ferry. It is a two-lane road bridge of through steel truss construction with fabricated box chords. It was designed by W.A. Fairhurst and Partners of Newcastle upon Tyne.


  1. The Economist - Volume 259 - Page 27. 1976
  2. Scotland. Chris Townsend. Cicerone Press Limited, 2011
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