Carrbridge, Highland Scotland
One of the most iconic visitor attractions in the Cairngorms, the old packhorse bridge across the River Dulnain at Carrbridge was built in 1717. The bridge was built to allow funeral processions to access Duthil Church when the river was in spate. Because of this, the bridge was known locally as 'the coffin bridge'.
The bridge was funded by Brigadier-General Alexander Grant of Grant who paid £100 to mason John Nicholson to create what is the oldest known stone bridge in the Highlands.
As for the bridge, all that remains is a single span, arcing high into the air across the swiftly rushing river below. The parapets were washed away by floods in 1839 leaving a slender arch that would be terrifying to cross even if it were not carefully protected from access.
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