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Bridge over the Atlantic

 

Much further north, on the West Coast of Scotland, may be found the Bridge over the Atlantic.

Spanning a narrow inlet of the Atlantic Ocean it provides the only road access to Seil island, which is about 16 miles south of Oban on the West Coast of Scotland. The Bridge was built in 1791 by John Stevenson of Oban. It was commissioned by Lord Bredalbane, MacDougall of Ardencaple and the Easdale Slate Company, the latter having the biggest commercial interest in good simple traffic flow.

Being 40ft high with a 70ft span it is an intetresting bridge to drive over as you cannot see over the crest as you start up the slope.

Bridge over the Atlantic

 

Much further north, on the West Coast of Scotland, may be found the Bridge over the Atlantic.

Spanning a narrow inlet of the Atlantic Ocean it provides the only road access to Seil island, which is about 16 miles south of Oban on the West Coast of Scotland. The Bridge was built in 1791 by John Stevenson of Oban. It was commissioned by Lord Bredalbane, MacDougall of Ardencaple and the Easdale Slate Company, the latter having the biggest commercial interest in good simple traffic flow.

Being 40ft high with a 70ft span it is an intetresting bridge to drive over as you cannot see over the crest as you start up the slope.

comments (11)

  • Aussie
  • Brisbane and back on nights
  • 15 Oct 2007, 06:40
Very nice Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Aussie.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 15 Oct 2007, 08:55
With no view of the other side this can be a bridge of surprises. So this little bitty water is the Atlantic? A bit bigger in other parts of the world smile

A great picture - lovely bridges series.
Les Auld: Thanks Louis, the locals think it is the Atlantic so I suppose that is what counts.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 15 Oct 2007, 09:38
Even in this shallow water, you can get the full-orbed arch. What a beautiful reflection, Les.
Les Auld: Thanks Ginnie, glad you liked it.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 15 Oct 2007, 11:50
Fantastic shot Les
Les Auld: Appreciate the comemnt Tracy.
Crisp and clear,got the look of a pro stock image here Les, good one.
Les Auld: Thanks Max.
Nice shot Les... bridge over untroubled waters?
Les Auld: Sounds fine to me. Thanks Bill.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 15 Oct 2007, 15:41
Great shot of a superb piece of engineering and design. So that makes it the only bridge "spanning" the Atlantic then?
Les Auld: That would seem so Blackdog, built in 1792 and stood the test of time.
It's unbelievable that a bridge that old could still be standing and used. Ones built today would not last that long. Very nice photo.
Les Auld: Just well built, glad you liked it Mary.
Good reflection. I like the way it suggests an almost perfect circle.
Les Auld: Thanks Ian, the reflection was pure chance.
Nods with approval, shakes head with envy, looks skywards and thinks one day.... richard.
Les Auld: Keep on thinking, thanks Richard
Lovely shot. I really like this. All the best, Dave.
Les Auld: Thanks david, glad you liked it.

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