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Bridge of Avon (Tomintoul)

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Bridge of Avon
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From:  Tomintol
To:  Bridge of Brown
Bridge of Avon
Highway Authority
Opening Date
1754, 1990
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A939
Crossings related to the Highland Tourist Route
This article is about the Bridge of Avon carrying the A939 near Tomintoul.
For the Bridge of Avon carrying the A95 in Strathspey, see Bridge of Avon (Ballindalloch)

Old Bridge

The old bridge

The old Bridge of Avon, also known as Bridge of Campdalemore in the past, on the A939 is a twin arch stone structure, constructed in 1754 by Caulfeild as part of his military road from Strathspey up and over The Lecht. The stucture climbs from the east to west bank, due to the difference in heights, and so the western arch which crosses the main channel is significantly higher and wider. The smaller eastern arch primarily acts as a flood arch, giving extra capacity when the river is in spate.

New Bridge

The new bridge

The new bridge at Bridge of Avon was opened in 1990, relieving the old structure, and straightening the road at the same time. The old alignment of the A939 is now part of the B9136, enabling the two roads to meet without either using the old bridge. The bridge itself is a fairly ordinary single span Girder bridge, albeit with rather elaborate flanking parapets at either end. Each of these includes a little plaque giving information on the construction and opening of the new bridge.


The new junction

The B9136 terminates on the A939 next to the new Bridge of Avon, at a simple give-way T junction. Of course, this junction only dates back to 1990, when the B9136 was extended along the former section of A939. Previously, the two routes met at a very similar junction next to the old bridge!


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Bridge of Avon (Tomintoul)
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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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