NM9134 : Approaching the Connel Bridge on the A828

taken 10 months ago, near to Connel, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

Approaching the Connel Bridge on the A828
Approaching the Connel Bridge on the A828
The Connel Bridge was completed in 1903 for the Caledonian Railway, and lies about 6 miles north east of Oban on the A828, north of the A85.
Although it was built as a single track railway bridge, it also carried a single track road, which allowed both forms of transport to utilise its span to cross the narrows between Loch Etive and the Firth of Lorne. In the early years, motor vehicles were not permitted to be driven across the bridge, and had to be loaded onto special carriages to make the crossing, but from 1912 it was possible for vehicles to use the road, as a toll service, at times when the trains were not using the bridge. This mode of operation continued until 1966, when the line was closed. With the rail service removed, the single track road was widened, but still operates as a one-way service controlled by traffic lights due to width restrictions, with the remaining space devoted to pedestrians and cyclists.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 15 September, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 4 May, 2021
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Paths  Roads, Road transport  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Bridge 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 911 345 [100m precision]
WGS84: 56:27.4057N 5:23.5105W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NM 910 346
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