The Aray Bridge , also Inveraray Bridge , is a stone arch bridge over the mouth of the Aray in Loch Fyne north of Inveraray . Unlike the Garron Bridge , located about two kilometers to the northeast and replaced by a newer structure, the A83 , which connects the south of the region to the Kintyre Peninsula with the Central Belt , still runs over this bridge today .
The Aray Bridge was completed in 1775. It replaced a previous bridge built in 1758, which was destroyed by a flood in 1772. As an architect, Robert Mylne was responsible for the planning, which he completed in 1773. The original plans are in the possession of the Duke of Argyll . In 1971 the Aray Bridge was included in the Scottish List of Monuments in the highest category A. The Aray Bridge is one of the lands of Inveraray Castle, a few hundred meters away .
The bridge made of quarry stone consists of two segmental arches. Like the pillars, these are clad with ornate facing masonry. The road is bounded on both sides by a low wall. In the middle of the bridge it is worked as a balustrade for a short distance . Above the central pillar there is a vertical opening through which the water of the Aray can run off in the event of a flood and thus exert less pressure on the structure.
- Entry on Aray Bridge in Canmore, the database of Historic Environment Scotland (English)
- Listed Building - Entry . In: Historic Scotland .
- Entry on Aray Bridge in Canmore, Historic Environment Scotland database