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Bridge Over The Atlantic

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BRIDGE OVER THE ATLANTIC (S3x32) 3C set Derek Haynes and John Gradon Carnforth Collection 3

1- 8 1s+2s+3s dance reflection reels of 3 on sides (1s in and down to start), 1s+2s continue reel to change places and 1s turn to face up on outside
9-16 All dance 3H across on sides (Ladies LH and Men RH), on bar 10 1s cross to join opposite wheel (Lady in front of Man), on bar 13 1s cross back to own side to continue wheels and rotate until 1s are at the top
17-24 1s followed by 3s+2s dance down the middle and back with 3s and 2s dividing to dance up behind 1s in order 132
25-32 All dance Allemande. 231

(MINICRIB. Dance crib compiled by Charles Upton, Deeside Caledonian Society, and his successors)

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The Bridge Over The Atlantic is The Clachan Bridge, a simple, single-arched, hump-backed masonry bridge spanning the Clachan Sound, 13 kilometres southwest of Oban in Argyll, Scotland.

The bridge links the west coast of the Scottish mainland with the island of Seil. Originally designed by Thomas Telford, and built between 1792 and 1793 by engineer Robert Mylne, the bridge became known as 'The Bridge over the Atlantic'. It was designed with a high arch, of roughly 22 metres span and about 12 metres above the bed of the channel, to allow the passage of vessels of up to 40 tonnes at high tide.

The bridge is still in use today, forming part of the B844 road, and is in the care of Historic Scotland.

Bridge Over The Atlantic
The Bridge Over The Atlantic - Clachan Bridge

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