Keith Old Bridge

Keith, United Kingdom

Keith Old Bridge, also known as Keith Auld Brig was built in 1609. It is the oldest surviving dated bridge in Moray and is a Category A listed building.

Keith Old Bridge is built of granite rubble, and spans the River Isla in a single segmental arch, linking the higher northern bank to the lower southern one, where it is widely splayed. On its eastern flank it bears a worn carving of the coats of arms of Thomas Moray and Janet Lindsay, and on the west there are date stones showing 1609, the year the bridge was built, and 1822, when repair work was carried out on it. Currently used only by pedestrian traffic, it is approximately 2.8 metres wide, with a span of 8.2 metres.



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Founded: 1609
Category: Miscellaneous historic sites in United Kingdom

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Martin Shaw (7 months ago)
Do not be fooled by this Bridge it is pretty much knee height but definitely worth a look at nice photo opportunities to be had on the bridge
david divelbiss (14 months ago)
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