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Braemore Junction

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Braemore Junction
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Location
Braemore
County
Ross-shire
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Junction Type
T Junction
Roads Joined
A832, A835
Junctions related to the A832
Junctions related to the A835

Braemore Junction is the last time that the A832 meets the A835 on its way north to Ullapool. Whilst it is a simple T-junction, there is some interesting history in the site. On the opposite side of the A835 is a large car parking area on the former alignment of the A835. The road has been straightened by diverting the river further south, as can be seen by the concrete walls along the edge of the channel, and indeed the slightly more jagged nature of the rocks under the new bridge on the A832. Despite the room afforded by the parking area, there is no right turning lane provided on the A835, but as the road is only really busy around the times of the ferry sailings, this is not a particularly big problem most of the time.

The junction used to lie in front of the lodge at the western end of the parking area, and some of the alignment can be picked out in the lawns in front of the lodge. The A835 did a slight double bend in front of the house, with the A832 then meeting after the road had straightened up again. The old bridge over the Abhainn Droma on the A832 has therefore also been moved further east. Due to the scale of maps available, it is difficult to identify exactly when each of the changes was carried out, but maps from 1967 appear to show the old layout.

Routes

Route To Notes

A835

Ullapul / Ullapool

A835

Inbhir Nis / Inverness (A9)), Dingwall (A834)

A832

Ach-Dà-Dhòmhnaill/Dundonnell, An t - Allt Beithe/Aultbea, Geàrrloch/Gairloch Wester Ross Coastal Trail, Corrieschalloch Gorge, Inverewe Gardens

Photo Links

Sign facing the A832, as it was in April 2001.

Note the fact that the A832 is not bracketed! :)

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Braemore Junction
Junctions on the A835
Tore Roundabout  • Maryburgh Roundabout  • Moy Bridge  • Gorstan  • Braemore Junction  • Ullapool  • Achiltibuie Road End  • Ledmore Junction


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