Allt Geallaidh Bridge

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Allt Geallaidh Bridge
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From:  Blair Atholl
To:  Drumochter
Location
Dalnacardoch
County
Perthshire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Opening Date
1979
On road(s)
A9

The bridges over the Allt Geallaidh lie between Dalnamein and Dalnacardoch as the A9 heads north to the Pass of Drumochter. There are two bridges, one carrying the modern A9 road, and the other the former road.

The Old Bridge

The old bridge over the stream appears to be a single arch version of the bridges found further north at Crubenmore Bridge and Alvie Bridge, both of which are atributed to Owen Williams. As he was also responsible for the nearby Dalnamein Bridge, it seems sensible to suggest that he designed this little bridge too.

It is hard to describe the bridge, even with the photo (right). It consists of a single concrete arch which is part of a large multi-sided polygon. The parapets and abutments are all one piece and flare out, again in a series of shapes, mostly triangles. It is a design very much of the 1930s which, with a little TLC, could once more reflect that era.

The New Bridge

The new bridge

The most interesting thing to say about the new bridge over the Altt Geallaidh is that it is the point where the A9 becomes a dual carriageway as it heads north to the Pass of Drumochter. As such the bridge is just about wide enough to carry a D2 when the A9 is eventually dualled to the south. The structure itself is a basic single span concrete deck.



Allt Geallaidh Bridge
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