I've heard reports that the bridge over the River Carnach, near Sourlies bothy on the route in to Knoydart from Glen Dessary, is now in a very poor state of repair and it may not be possible to cross when the river is in spate.
Has anyone been that way lately to confirm this and better still have a photo of the bridge?
The one down near the mouth of the river (not marked on the map) is a pretty substantial, modern job. It was fine 4 years ago, and looked bombproof. Same bridge?
Carnach is on the route in from Inverie though, not Dessary?
Do you mean the bridge over the Finiskaig?
This is the bridge I mean:
It's definitely on the route in to Knoydart from Dessary, Mike
Here it is as I crossed it on 3/4/11. I crossed some bridges in far worst states on my Cape Wrath Trail trip and couldn't use others as they were under water!
Good picture Richard - that's what I was looking for Looking at that there appears to be a stream running beyond the end of the bridge - is that the case? It might mean that when the river's in spate it's not possible to get right across
I'm trying to get a feel for the situation and what, if any, work might be needed to make the bridge safe for use in all conditions
Andy Mayhew wrote (see)
Good picture Richard - that's what I was looking for Looking at that there appears to be a stream running beyond the end of the bridge - is that the case? It might mean that when the river's in spate it's not possible to get right across I'm trying to get a feel for the situation and what, if any, work might be needed to make the bridge safe for use in all conditions
Would I therefore be right in thinking that those who know the bridge don't consider it to have suffered any recent deterioration and that it remains a viable crossing point ?
(sorry to be a bit obtuse, but there is a genuine, quite serious, reason for my questions - it's been suggested the bridge needs replacing and, not able to get up there myself, I'm interested in knowing whether this is the case )
sounds like the bloke owns it(or works for the estate) and cant be arsed to go and have a look at it, hes not looking for alternative crossing points.
the picture richard w has put on pretty sums up its current state.
does that sound rude....no....thats alright then.
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