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Ballig Bridge

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Ballig Bridge
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From:  St Johns
To:  Cronk y Voddy
Isle of Man
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Isle of Man
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Crossings related to the A3 (Isle of Man)
Looking across the bridge

Ballig Bridge carries the A3 across the River Neb half a mile or so north of St Johns. It is a wide single span stone arch bridge, one of the largest stone bridges on the island. Curiously, old photos show that the curved downstream side of the bridge is possibly original, and that it was widened on the upstream side, which is now straight. This seems to have been done in 1935/6 when the bridge was 'widened, flattened and straightened' all at the same time. Preparation works were well advanced during the TT race in 1935 and the works completed before the 1936 races. Prior to this, the bridge was a curved hump-back, forcing a chicane on the A3, which has always been part of the TT Circuit.


Immediately to the north of the bridge, the A20 comes in from Peel to the west and ends at a wide T junction. Indeed, the junction actually starts on the bridge which explains the curvature on the downstream side as it provides a wide flare to accommodate turning traffic.

Ballig Bridge
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Crossings on the Isle of Man
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