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The road was widened in 2015 as part of a £9 million improvement programme, including a new viaduct bringing the carriageway width to modern standards.
The north end of the loch is at Ardlui, after which the A82 continues to follow the Highland Line along Glen Falloch, a typical glacial valley, towards Crianlarich.
This bridge had been proposed since the mid-1960s, At a roundabout, prior to the rise towards the bridge, the A828 continues south around the coast towards Connel and Oban.
Just behind and to the left of the A82, as it commences to cross the bridge, is a monument to the Appin Murder that reads, "Erected in 1911 to the memory of James Stewart of Acharn, or James of the Glen, executed on this spot Nov.
All the trees along the route were preserved owing to environmental concerns.
It is sandwiched between the shoreline of the loch and the mountains to the west, and it runs generally alongside the West Highland Line.
The A82 was one of the first trunk roads, which were created in 1936, and has historically been described in official government documentation as part of the "London – Carlisle – Glasgow – Inverness Trunk Road" in which the A6 and A74 made up the rest of the route.
The A82 runs through some of the Gaelic-speaking areas in Scotland, known as the Gàidhealtachd.
The A82 begins in the St George's Cross area of central Glasgow, at a junction with the M8 and the A804.
From here, it heads in a northwest direction along the Great Western Road for 3 miles (4.8 km) towards Anniesland Cross and passes a number of the city's terraces, including Alexander "Greek" Thomson's Great Western Terrace, constructed in 1867, The road here was originally built as a turnpike road in 1816 and widened to its current state in the early 1970s.