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Perth Bridge across the River Tay
Looking east along Crieffs High Street on the A85
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A85 - Dundee Riverside

Just about to pass under the Tay Rail Bridge. The road here used to be really rough, but has been resurfaced. The Road Bridge can be seen in the distance. Taken Nov 2005

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 21, 2006 by rsorionboy
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A85 - Dundee Riverside

The now out-of-zone A85 along Dundee riverside, eastbound. It's S4! The magnificent Tay Road Bridge can be seen in the distance, glinting in the sun. Taken Nov 2005

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Jan 21, 2006 by rsorionboy
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M85 sign (Photo taken 1/2/06)

This sign in Perth directs you to the now defunct M85! I was under the impression this sign had been patched over but clearly it has not been.

Another mistake on this (and the previous sign which has been patched to hide the M85 name) is the use of the 'chopsticks' to signify the start of motorway regulations! So if the road ahead is subject to motorway regulations is the speed limit 70?!?

Originally uploaded to Coppermine on Feb 02, 2006 by paully
RCS on the A82/A85 multiplex just north of Crianlarich
Somewhere here is the old A82, largely obliterated by the new road atop the embankment on the right. The Allt an t-Saoir bridge is ahead.
The White Bridge in Strathfillan, formerly part of the A82 route
You'd never know you were crossing a bridge would you? The A82 bridge over the River Fillan.
The old bridge over the Allt an t-Saoir in Strathfillan. The fenceline on top of the modern A82 embankment can be seen, and behind the photo is a 20-ft high railway viaduct!
The Green Welly Stop services in Tyndrum.
The A82 bridge in Tyndrum
The A82 / A85 crossing the bridge in Tyndrum
The old route of the 'A828' in Connel, before the road was rerouted onto its current alignment
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M90, Junction 11 from Kinnoull hill.
Map of Perth's classified roads on classification.
The bridge carrying the A85 across the Allt Coire Chaorach in Glen Dochart
The old bridge at Coirechaorach
Looking across the bridge at Coirechaorach, with the old bridge to the right in the trees.
The line of the Crianlarich Bypass on the A82 as seen from the lower slopes of Ben Challum above Kirkton Farm in Starthfillan. See Image:crian-bypass2.jpg for clearer (?) lines of old and new road.
The line of the Crianlarich Bypass on the A82 as seen from the lower slopes of Ben Challum above Kirkton Farm in Starthfillan As image:crian-bypass1.jpg but with existing (red) and new (green) road lines added. The breaks in the Green line are because the earthworks are incomplete, making it difficult to be certain of the new line!
Looking down the A822 to the A85 at Gilmerton, just to the east of Crieff
The A84/A85 TOTSO at Lochearnhead, looking from the A85 towards Perth
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Riverside Drive by Dundee Airport (C) Peter Bond
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The A85 heading east out of the Pass of Brander. Loch Awe is constant on the right for many miles.
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The route heading westwards through Comrie with the distinctive White Church ahead.
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The A85 heading eastwards towards Crieff from just outside Comrie.
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The A85 running westwards through the village of Methven.
Extract from the 1980 OS Landranger Map (1979 revision) showing the M85 in Perth, and also the A93 extsding to meet it, forming a useless multiplex with the A85.

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M85 in Scotland as if it were not renumbered


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