Edinchip Accommodation Bridge

Location type

Bridge

Name and dates

Edinchip Accommodation Bridge (1870-1965)

Opened on the Callander and Oban Railway.

Description

This 'B' listed cast iron accommodation footbridge with a wooden deck crosses the trackbed of the former Callander and Oban Railway just north of Edinchip Viaduct [C and O] and west of Edinchip House.

With Sir Malcolm Murray-MacGregor, who owned the Edinchip estate the railway crossed, the railway had a formidable landowner to please. The planned route would pass close to the rear of his house. Murray-MacGregor did not want the railway to cross his land at all, preferring it to pass through a tunnel through his land.

Murray-MacGregor was a Rear Admiral who saw action in the Crimean War.

In an effort to placate Murray-MacGregor this unusually fine accommodation bridge was built over the line.

The bridge carries a path which joins an estate road running north west from Edinchip House into Glen Kendrum above the Kendrum Burn.

Tags

Footbridge


Books


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: The North of Scotland v. 15 (Regional railway history series)

Birth and Death of a Highland Railway: Ballachulish Line

Caledonian Railway

Caledonian Routes 3: Stirling to Crianlarich - DVD - Oakwood Press

Callander & Oban Railway Through Time

Callander and Oban Railway (Library of Railway History)

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Callander and Oban Railway v. 4

History of the Railways of the Scottish Highlands: Callander and Oban Railway v. 4

Iron Road to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourist Guide to the West Highland Lines

Iron Roads to the Isles: A Travellers and Tourists Souvenir Guide to the West Highland Lines

Oban 1898: Argyllshire Sheet 98.07 (Old Ordnance Survey Maps of Argyllshire)

On West Highland Lines

Railway World Special: West Highland Lines

Scottish Central Railway (Oakwood Library of Railway History)

The Birth and Death of a Highland Railway: Ballachulish Line

The Caledonian, Scotland's Imperial Railway: A History

Trossachs and West Highlands: Exploring the Lost Railways (Local History Series)

Walks from the West Highland Railway (Cicerone Guide)