Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Connecting the mainland - the Skye Bridge

The Skye Bridge, connecting the mainland of Scotland to the Isle of Skye, with the Cuillins of Skye in the background. A ferry bridged this gap from around 1600, initially run by locals and then Caledonian MacBrayne.  Construction began on the bridge in 1992, and it was opened amid much controversy in 1995, with tolls being charged - these were eventually abolished when the Scottish Executive purchased the bridge in 2004.

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