The bridge was built about 1834 by the Dukes of Sutherland to carry the road from Lairg, which was one of the "destitution roads" built during the potato famine, and which was finally completed in 1851.
The bridge is a category B listed structure.
An army transporter crashed on the bridge in 2009 causing so much damage that it had to be closed to traffic. Detours of at least sixty miles were required (off-road) and the additional distance by road was a hundred miles.
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- CANMORE (RCAHMS) record of Laxford Bridge
- "Otters surveyed ahead of Laxford Bridge works". Northern Times. 28 December 2012. http://www.northern-times.co.uk/News/Otters-surveyed-ahead-of-Laxford-Bridge-works-28122012.htm. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Taylor, Ashley (11 November 1955). "All purpose fleet meets Sutherland's needs". Commercial Motor Archive. pp. 144–145. http://archive.commercialmotor.com/article/11th-november-1955/145/by-ashley-taylor. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Laxford Bridge over River Laxford (Category B) - Listing detail (Historic Environment Scotland)
- "Army truck falls 30ft into river". BBC News. 1 October 2009. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8285131.stm. Retrieved 2 February 2014.