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Ruthven Bridge

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Ruthven Bridge
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From:  Kingussie
To:  Ruthven
Highway Authority
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Truss Bridge
On road(s)

The bridge carrying the B970 across the River Spey at Ruthven is rather unusual in the grand scheme of things, but in good company on the River Spey. The bridge consists of three spans, two crossing the twin channels of the river, and one across the low lying land on the southern end. The bridge is built of metal, with three U-shaped trusses spanning between the stone piers.


The longest bridge of the causeway from Kingussie to Ruthven

To the north of the bridge, the road from Kingussie crosses the wide floodlands of the river. This involves crossing areas of meandering creeks on the muddy floodplain, and so a series of low concrete 'bridges' have been constructed to try and prevent the floodwaters washing the roads causeway away. These consist of four, five and then a single low square arch across the creeks.

Ruthven Bridge
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Ruthven-br1.jpgRuthven-br2.jpgA9 Ruthven - flooding aerial from south.jpgB970 Ruthven Bridge - aerial from NE.jpgB970 Ruthven Bridge - aerial from west.jpg
Crossings of the River Spey & Tributaries
River SpeyGarva Bridge • Spey Dam Bridge • Laggan Bridge • Spey Bridge (Newtonmore) • Ruthven Bridge • Kincraig Bridge • Spey Bridge (Aviemore) • Boat of Garten Bridge • Broomhill Bridge • New Speybridge • Old Speybridge • Cromdale Bridge • Advie Bridge • Blacksboat Bridge • Carron Bridge (Speyside) • Craigellachie Bridge • Boat O'Brig • Fochabers Bridge
River FiddichBridge of Fiddich • Bridge of Poolinch • Bridge of Auchindoun • Bridgehaugh
Avon & LivetBridge of Avon (Ballindalloch) • Silver Bridge (Strathavon) • Bridge of Avon (Tomintoul) •  • Drumin Bridge • Bridge of Livet (Glenlivet) • Bridge of Livet (Tomnavoulin)
River DulnainDulnain Bridge • Carr Bridge • A9 Dulnain Bridge • Sluggan Bridge
Other Tributary CrossingsTromie Bridge • Feshie Bridge • Coylum Bridge • Nethy Bridge

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