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Burra Bridge

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Burra Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Trondra
To:  West Burra
Highway Authority
Shetland Islands
Opening Date
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Girder Bridge
Engineer:  Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co. Ltd.
On road(s)
Crossings related to the B9074
The Bridge from Trondra

Burra Bridge was built in 1971 to connect the islands of East and West Burra to the Shetland Mainland, via Trondra. The crossing is a hybrid structure, with the eastern portion being a causeway stretching out from Trondra to a rocky islet in the channel. This causeway carries a two lane road way between grassy banks. From the islet, a three span girder bridge completes the link to West Burra. This bridge is very similar in design to Trondra Bridge, with paired concrete legs supporting the girders. The roadway is again single track with a pavement on the south side this time and metal barriers as parapets. The landfalls are not quite so elevated, and the roadway has a slight peak in the middle, perhaps to give sufficient clearance for small boats to pass underneath.

Burra Bridge
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Towards Burra from Trondra - Geograph - 1337594.jpgBurra-br1.jpg

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