Originally the site of the ferry crossing, until the Jacobite defeat of 1746 when the redcoat army built a three-arched stone bridge. It was importantly used by all the cattle drovers travelling to the south from Skye and the North of Scotland. It later carried the main road from Fort William to Inverness.
In the floods of 1849 most of the bridge was washed away and a ‘Temporary’ trellis bridge was constructed. The remains of the ‘Temporary’ bridge and one of the original stone arches are what you see today. The bridge remained in use until 1934 when the new road bridge was built opposite the canal swing bridge.
Today the bridge is A listed monument. Category B Listed Building. In 2014 the bridge appears on the AT RISK register.