Bridge Of Oich
Bridge Of Oich
A suspension bridge across the River Oich built in 1854 by James Dredge. Dredge's design broke new ground in bridge architecture, incorporating a unique double cantilever chain support system anchored by huge grantite pylons on either shore.
The bridge stands at the point where the River Oich empties into Loch Oich. Today a modern bridge carries traffic on the main A82 road between Fort Augustus and Invergarry to the south. The modern bridge actually makes a good vantage point to view the old suspension bridge. The unique construction of the bridge prompted Historic Scotland to take it into state care as an historic monument.