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Connel Bridge

Connel Bridge
©2019 Gazetteer for Scotland

Connel Bridge

Joining the settlements of Connel and North Connel, the Connel Bridge lies across the entrance to Loch Etive, Argyll and Bute. Built in 1901, it is the second largest cantilever bridge in Britain. It was constructed originally to convey the railway to Ballachulish but the bridge was modified in 1914 to allow use by both rail and road traffic, until the railway branch closed in 1966. Thereafter the rails were replaced with a single carriageway and the bridge was used solely by road traffic. Owing to the narrowness of the carriageway, traffic signals operate allowing vehicles to cross the bridge in only one direction at a time.

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