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Caputh Bridge

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Caputh Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Murthly
To:  Caputh
Highway Authority
Perth and Kinross
Opening Date
1888, 1993
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Concrete
On road(s)

Caputh Bridge carries the B9099 across the River Tay a few miles north of Perth. The current bridge was built in 1993 to replace an older structure, which had in turn replaced a ferry service.

The Bridge

Looking across the bridge

The modern bridge consists of 3 spans across the river channel, supported by two piers in the river itself. Each of the spans is crossed by 4 parallel steel girders, carrying a concrete deck. The roadway is S2, with a pavement on the western side, and steel railing parapets on both sides.

Victoria Bridge

The previous bridge was dedicated to the then Queen, as it was started in the Golden Jubilee year. It stood immediately upstream of the present crossing, although very little evidence of it remains. The bridge was again 3 spans, with a narrower, possibly single track, roadway, the structure supported by the lattice truss parapets.

The bridge was constructed by William Arrol, and reputedly contained metalwork from the ill-fated Tay Bridge which had collapsed in 1879. However, the Tay Bridge was mainly Wrought Iron, while the bridge at Caputh was largely Steel. When it was dismantled, the validity of this old story was checked more thoroughly, but with little proof either way.

Caputh Bridge
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Crossings of the River Tay, and Tributaries
River TayKenmore Bridge • Aberfeldy Bridge • Grandtully Bridge • Pitnacree Bridge • Logierait Bridge • A9 Tay Bridge • Dunkeld Bridge • Caputh Bridge • Perth Bridge • Queens Bridge • Friarton Bridge • Tay Road Bridge
Fillan, Dochart & LochayWhite Bridge (Strathfillan) • Bridge of Dochart • Bridge of Lochay
River LyonBridge of Balgie • Bridge of Lyon • Comrie Bridge
River TummelKinloch Rannoch Bridge • Tummel Bridge • Coronation Bridge (Pitlochry) • Aldour Bridge • A9 Tummel Bridge • Ballinluig Bridge
River Garry and TributariesTrinafour Bridge  • Struan Bridge • Bruar Bridge • Dalnaspidal Bridge • Edendon Bridge • Allt Geallaidh Bridge • Dalnamein Bridge • Bridge of Tilt • A9 Garry Bridge • Garry Bridge

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