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Bridge of Divie

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Bridge of Divie
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From:  Dava
To:  Forres
Location
Edinkillie
County
Moray
Highway Authority
Moray
Opening Date
1831
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
A940
Crossings related to the A940

The Bridge of Divie spans the River Divie on the A940 at Edinkillie. The road drops down on either side, more steeply on the south bank, with the bridge spanning high above the river which has cut a narrow gorge here, since filled with trees. The bridge is a single span stone arch structure built in 1831, and presumably dates the current alignment of the road from Grantown to Forres. In fact, this seems to be the third alignment used, superseding 2 earlier military roads. The bridge carries a narrow 2 way road.

Previous crossings

The first crossing of the Divie, dating to the 1760s was nearly a mile down stream of the modern road, near the confluence with the Dorback Burn. There is still evidence of the old road here, and in Autumn 2014 a new footbridge was in the process of construction at the site of the old crossing point. It is not known if there was originally a bridge here, or if the river was forded.

By the 1790s, this road had been replaced with a new road which crossed the river upstream of the modern road. This used the Bridge of Bantrach.





Bridge of Divie
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Crossings of the River Findhorn & Tributaries
River FindhornFindhorn Bridge • Tomatin Viaduct • Dulsie Bridge • Logie Bridge • Bridge of Findhorn
River DivieBridge of Bantrach • Bridge of Divie • Bridge of Logie
Dorback BurnBridge of Dava

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