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Bridge of Avon (Ballindalloch)

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Bridge of Avon
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From:  Cragganmore
To:  Ballindalloch
Bridge of Avon
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Crossings related to the A95
This article is about the Bridge of Avon carrying the A95 in Strathspey.
For the Bridge of Avon carrying the A939 near Tomintoul, see Bridge of Avon (Tomintoul)

Old Bridge

The old Bridge of Avon at Ballindalloch dates back to 1800 and uses two spans to cross the river. When Built, it appears that the river was crossed with the main arch, while the smaller arch sat on the often flooded north bank. However, the river has moved in its narrow channel and now flows under both arches. Fortunately, the builders had enough foresight to ensure that the pier between the two arches had sufficient foundations.

The Bridge is built of stone and sits beside one of the entrances to Ballindalloch Castle, with a fantastic little Gothic lodge sitting at the bridge's north west corner, and a tight bend on the road beside the lodge. The deck is just single-carriageway, like so many of these old bridges, and must have been a serious bottleneck in the years before it was replaced.

New Bridge

The new bridge at Bridge of Avon

The new bridge at Bridge of Avon is a fairly standard Concrete structure, with angled stays at either end of the deck to maximise the span. It sits at right angles to the old bridge, such is the meandering nature of the River Avon, and so provides the A95 with a much straighter course than the old double-bend across the old bridge.

Bridge of Avon (Ballindalloch)
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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

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