Boat of Garten Bridge

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Garten Bridge
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From:  Boat of Garten
To:  B970, Abernethy Forest
Location
Boat of Garten
County
Inverness-shire
Highway Authority
Highland
Opening Date
1899, 1974
On road(s)
C1128

History

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.

New 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.



Boat of Garten Bridge
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Crossings of the River Spey & Tributaries
River SpeyGarva Bridge • Spey Dam Bridge • Laggan Bridge • Spey Bridge (Newtonmore) • Ruthven Bridge • Kincraig Bridge • Spey Bridge (Aviemore) • Boat of Garten Bridge • Broomhill Bridge • New Speybridge • Old Speybridge • Cromdale Bridge • Advie Bridge • Blacksboat Bridge • Carron Bridge (Speyside) • Craigellachie Bridge • Boat O'Brig • Fochabers Bridge
River FiddichBridge of Fiddich • Bridge of Poolinch • Bridge of Auchindoun • Bridgehaugh
Avon & LivetBridge of Avon (Ballindalloch) • Silver Bridge (Strathavon) • Bridge of Avon (Tomintoul) •  • Drumin Bridge • Bridge of Livet (Glenlivet) • Bridge of Livet (Tomnavoulin)
River DulnainDulnain Bridge • Carr Bridge • A9 Dulnain Bridge • Sluggan Bridge
Other Tributary CrossingsTromie Bridge • Feshie Bridge • Coylum Bridge • Nethy Bridge