Fairy Bridge, or in Gaelic, Beul-Ath nan Tri Allt (The Ford of the Three Burns) lies further along the Bay River and is where three rivers and three roads converged. Another Gaelic name for it is translated as "a ford for the fairies". Now it is commonly viewed as being the bridge at the old road junction near to the present junction.
In folklore a Chief of the MacLeods married a fairy and they lived together on Skye. She was only permitted to be together with him for a year after which she had to return to her people. - the bridge marks where she departed. She left their son wrapped in a silken shawl which, as the Fairy Flag, could be used three times to save or protect the clan. The Fairy Flag can still be seeing Dunvegan Castle. It features in two significant events for the Clan, one in particular for Waternish being the burning of Trumpan Church and the Battle of the Spoiling of the Dyke.
It has also been a renowned meeting place over the decades in the 19th century during the period of the disruption in the churches and Land Reform in the crofting community.
Thanks to Pat Myhill for the picture.