Old Photograph Hotel And Bridges Carrbridge Scotland

Old photograph of the hotel and bridges in Carrbridge, Badenoch and Strathspey, Scotland. Carrbridge is located off the A9 road on the A938 road, west of Skye of Curr, southeast of Findhom Bridge, near Bogroy. Carrbridge's most famous landmark is the old packhorse bridge, from which the village is named. The bridge, built in 1717, is the oldest stone bridge in the Highlands. It was severely damaged in the " muckle spate " of 1829 which left it in the condition seen today. It is now unstable and is recommended only to be viewed from afar. Jumping off the bridge into the River Dulnain below had long been a popular pastime for younger locals and the more adventurous tourists. The Muckle Spate was a great flood in August 1829, which devastated much of Strathspey, in the north east of Scotland. It began raining on the evening of 2 August 1829, and continued into the next day when a thunderstorm broke over the Cairngorms. To the south, the River Dee rose rapidly above its normal level, 15 feet in places 27 feet at Banchory. The Rivers Nairn, Findhorn, Lossie and Spey were affected, to the north.

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