Dalmagarry Bridge

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Dalmagarry bridge
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From:  Tomatin
To:  Moy
Location
Dalmagarry
County
Invernessshire
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Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Opening Date
November 1970
On road(s)
A9
Crossings related to the A9
A9 Dulnain Bridge • A9 Garry Bridge • A9 Spey Bridge • A9 Tummel Bridge • Allt Geallaidh Bridge • Almond Bridge • Alvie Bridge • Bannockburn Bridge • Berriedale Bridge • Bonar Bridge • Bridge of Allan • Bridge of Tilt • Brora Bridge • Carrbridge • Conon Bridge • Coronation Bridge (Pitlochry) • Cromarty Bridge • Dalnaspidal Bridge • Dalreoch Bridge • Daviot Bridge • Dornoch Firth Bridge • Dunbeath Bridge • Dunkeld Bridge • Edendon Bridge • Findhorn Bridge • Golspie Bridge • Helmsdale Bridge • Kessock Bridge • Latheronwheel Bridge • Pass of Killiecrankie • Scrabster Ferry • Slochd bridge • Stirling Bridges • Tay Bridge (Perthshire) • The Mound • Thurso Bridge • Tomatin Viaduct

The crossing of the Dalmagarry burn occurs on the A9 between Tomatin and Moy. The original 1930s route took a dogleg bend over the burn before climbing up to Tomatin past the Dalmagarry quarry. The bridge still survives although very little crosses it now. Part of the former route is now lay by 162. This layby is infamous as being where Renee Macraes car was found on fire and is Scotlands longest running murder mysteries.

The original bridge was a low masonry structure with 2 arches and very little clearance for water. All the bridges on the Perth to Inverness route were rebuilt in the 1920s to cope with modern traffic and be more resistant to floodwater. At Dalmagarry the current structure was built online and the road width improved.

The bridge and many other parts of the A9 were realigned during the 1960s as part of the early A9 improvements. This includes the Helmsdale bridge, Stirling inner bypass and early proposals for a Muir of ord Bypass before the mass upgrading in the 1970s. The bridge was opened in November 1970 but there were numerous problems with the ground and abutments causing much of the bridge to be rebuilt. Today it's a rather unique crossing with the sides being built out of masonry.

As part of the A9 dualling the A9 will be realigned though this section and over the railway line also. This means a new crossing of the burn will be built but due to the angle the burn goes under the A9, it will be straightened and a new culvert structure will be built to carry the dual carriageway. Both of the existing bridges over the burn will be demolished.




Dalmagarry Bridge