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Pitnacree Bridge

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Pitnacree Bridge
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From:  Grandtully
To:  Strathtay
Highway Authority
Perth and Kinross
Opening Date
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Concrete Bridge
Length:  80m (262 ft 6 in)
On road(s)
Crossings related to the A827
Crossings related to the Perthshire Tourist Route

There are two bridges across the Tay at Grandtully, the old bridge which is barely serviceable to vehicles and the new 3 span bridge a little further downstream.

Pitnacree Bridge

The Old Grandtully Bridge is a narrow, single track structure with a 3T weight limit, and sharp turns at both ends. With so many problems, it is not surprising that the bridge was replaced in 1976. The new concrete deck bridge lies almost a mile further downstream, and solves most of the problems that the old structure has, with one exception. Traffic still needs to make a right-angled turn to access the bridge at the south western bank. This manouvere is eased somewhat by the fact that the A827 also TOTSOs with the B898 here, so forcing traffic to slow down!

The Bridge, and 0.45 mile diversion, was opened to traffic on 26 March 1976, easing access to Aberfeldy and beyond from the A9. Consultant engineers were Blyth and Blyth of Edinburgh. Contractor was John McAdam and Son Ltd. of Aberdeen, cost £460,000.

Pitnacree 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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