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  Abarchalder's Suspense
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      Abarchalder's Suspense
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  • A Bridge by another name Bridge of Oich - Highland
      A Bridge by another name Bridge of Oich
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  • Before the Roads - Highland
      Before the Roads
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  • The Bridge Spans the Reflective River Oich - Highland
      The Bridge Spans the Reflective River Oich
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  • No More than ten! - Highland
      No More than ten!
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The Abarchalder Suspention Bridge or Bridge of Oich is presently under the care and upkeep of Historic Scotland. With a span of 150 feet the bridge was designed in 1854 by James Dredge long before the road passed through this sleepy little place. The bridge was the only means of crossing the River Oich and was used by farmers bringing cattle back and forth to little market towns. Interestingly - Historic Scotland has a sign on the bridge "only fifty people allowed on the bridge at a time" it made me wonder - Were the cows really light? Or maybe the tourists really heavy!! Or when would 50 people be in this remote spot at any one time and Who's counting!! It is a very charming bridge to walk accross and you get an excellent view of the reflective river.

Address: Bridge of Oich
Directions: You can walk here from Glengarry but be careful the road is a busy one with very few footpaths. Alternatively if coming from Fort Augustas it is 4 miles by car.
Phone: 01667 460232
Website: http://historicscotland.com

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Aug 24, 2006
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