A9 Spey Bridge
|A9 Spey Bridge|
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Constructed as part of the Newtonmore and Kingussie Bypass in 1979, this 7 span structure crosses the River Spey east of Kingussie. It is certainly one of the larger bridges over the Spey and indeed on the A9 route. Like the Ruthven Barracks the route is raised on an embankment from the south to cross the whole of the Spey flood plain.
Since the Bridge was constructed the river flowing underneath the main span has slowly made its way towards one of the piers and has started to erode the foundations of the pier which has lead to plans for a new bridge constructed as part of the A9 Dualling: Crubenmore to Kincraig section.
The new bridge will be of a slightly different design, much wider and will be constructed offline to the East of the current structure, leaving the current bridge to be demolished and much of the embankment removed with a short section retained for access to the new bridge.