|Location Map ( geo)|
Brora Bridge is in the town centre, with the main road, the A9, curving across the River Brora. Masonry parapets with iron railings certainly don't look like Owen Williams, but appearances can be deceptive. Hidden underneath the curve of the road is a single massive concrete arch. Seen from the west, the true structure is clearly visible, with the roadway over the arch and the pavements cantilevered out on either side.
Looking at the other side, it's clear that the whole arch curves with the road: The outside spandrel wall is convex. The abutments spring straight from bedrock, with the river much deeper. The abutment is typical Williams.
There has been a bridge on this site since 1619, with the old bridge, lying immediately to the east of the new one. It was probably built in 1801, and remains open as a footbridge.
- David D Miller's site on Owen Williams Bridges