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Crubenmore Bridge

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Crubenmore Bridge
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From:  Dalwhinnie
To:  Newtonmore
Location
Crubenmore
County
Inverness-shire
Highway Authority
Highland
Opening Date
1920s
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Concrete Bridge
On road(s)
former A9

The Crubenmore Bridge was built to the design of Owen Williams across the River Truim near Crubenmore Lodge. It replaced an earlier structure a little further to the south. The bridge was built to carry the A9, which has since been re-aligned further to the east so bypassing this bridge which now carries an unclassified road.

The New Bridge

Crubenmore Bridge is very similar to Alvie Bridge further north on the B9152. The main difference between the two structures is that this one is built on a skew.

The bridge is constructed of Concrete and has two arches across the small stream. The abutments and central pier stick out significantly from the deck, like the legs of some crouching insect ready to pounce. This gives the bridge a very unusual appearance when viewed from the riverbanks, however from the road the only sign of anything strange is the triangular refuge over the central pier.

The Old Bridge

The older bridge at Crubenmore is a single high stone arch spanning the river. As the old military road runs further to the west, it seems most likely that the first bridge on this site was by Thomas Telford when he built the new road that later became the A9. However, further investigation is required.

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