Bonar Bridge

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Bonar-Bridge, a village in Creich parish, SE Sutherland, at a strait towards the head of Dornoch Firth, 1 mile NE of Ardgay, where is Bonar-Bridge station, 13¾ miles WNW of Tain. It comprises a line of houses,overlooking the water; is a thriving place, more than doubled in size in the 40 years up to 1881; and has a post office (Bonar village) under Ardgay, an office of the Caledonian Bank, an hotel, a police station, and a public school. The bridge across the Firth here, from which the village takes its name, was constructed (1811-12) by Telford at a cost of £13,971. It consists of an iron arch of 150 feet span, and of two stone arches of 60 and 50 feet respectively, presenting a water-way of 260 feet.—Ord. Sur., sh. 102,1881.

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