Bridge of Cally has long been an important crossing point on the River Ardle, just above its confluence with the Black Water, where the two rivers combine to form the River Ericht. A new bridge was built here in the 1740s when the military road from Blairgowrie to Braemar was being built. Mid-19th century records tell of a ‘farm and inn’ which eventually grew to become an important staging post and hotel for travellers on the way to and from Deeside, known for many years as the Invercauld Arms. The present bridge was built in the mid-19th century, replacing the ‘Old’ Bridge of Cally a short distance to the north.