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Dunans Bridge

Dunans Bridge is an important if rather unsung structure which crosses a steep little valley containing the Allt a' Chaol Ghlinne to provide access to Dunans Castle at the head of Glendaruel in Argyll & Bute. It was built to celebrate the victory at Waterloo in 1815 by the noted civil engineer Thomas Telford (1757 - 1834). A tablet in the centre indicates the sponsor of the work, John Fletcher of Dunans. The rubble-built bridge comprises three tall pointed arches and, at 15.2m (50 feet), is said to be Argyllshire's tallest bridge. It was A-listed in 1971.

The Dunans Charitable Trust is a Scottish Charity founded in 2007 with the object of restoring and maintaining the bridge, a process completed in the Summer of 2015.


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