As with a number of other bridge sites on the River Spey, the name indicates that the bridge replaced a historic ferry point. In this particular case, the ferry was originally replaced in 1899 by a timber bridge between Stone abutments. One of the parapet piers has been retained, with a new plaque on it explaining the history of the bridge.
As the plaque says, the bridge is a composite concrete / steel girder structure, with three spans to cross the river and an additional span at either end to allow for flood waters. The two-way road is carried on the Concrete deck, and being so close to the village the bridge incorporates street lighting. As the bridge was completed in 1974, it is likely that it was one of the last projects to be completed by Inverness County Council, which was wound up the following year to make way for the new Highland Regional Council.