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Bridge of Crachie

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Bridge of Crachie
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Mortlach
To:  Burnend
Location
Dufftown
County
Banffshire
Highway Authority
Moray
Opening Date
1949
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
A941
Crossings related to the A941
Bridge of Crachie

The Bridge of Crachie carries the A941 over the Dullan Water near its confluence with the River Fiddich on the southern edge of the Whisky town of Dufftown. The bridge is a single span concrete arch faced with pink stone which carries an S2 roadway between pavements. The arch ring is in a paler cream colour, which may be detailed concrete rather than stonework, as is the case with the string course above and the coping stones on the top of the parapets. The parapets themselves terminate at either end in small squat piers. Matching plaque panels sit above the keystones, with the sides facing the road bearing the date 1949. This is an unusual date for bridge construction, as few projects were able to be completed so soon after the war, unless left half finished in 1939, in which case they were generally finished during the war.

Maps show that there has been a bridge on this site since the 1880s, and probably long before. However, it appears that the current bridge has directly replaced its predecessor, therefore removing any evidence of it.

Junction

On the west bank of the Dullan, the A941 has a TOTSO junction with the B9014. This junction gives priority to the B road, which is in line with the A941, Fife Street from Dufftown town centre, with traffic having to turn to cross the bridge. This may be because the B9014 was previously the route of the A920, the two routes swapping in the 1980s or 90s.

Routes

Route To Notes

A941

Elgin, Dufftown, Tomintoul (B9009)

A941

Rhynie, Cabrach, Huntly (A920)

B9014

Keith former A920




Bridge of Crachie
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