Loch Bee Causeway

The oldest of a network of bridges and causeways which allows easy communications between the islands of the Outer Hebrides, the Loch Bee Causeway crosses Loch Bee in the north of South Uist conveying the A 865 to the north coast of the island. Built in the 18th century for the carriage of carts, the causeway comprised double dry-stone walls, infilled with shingle and sand. The roadway was surfaced for the first time in the 1930s and the causeway widened and heightened c.1959. In 1990, the 550m (601 yard) causeway was upgraded to two lanes at a cost of £372,000.

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