|Location Map ( geo)|
Slochd Beag Bridge
The Slochd bridge is a large concrete and steel structure that spans a large gorge on the A9 road. The bridge is south of the Slochd Summit and north of Carrbridge. There is a small history of this area with each development rising above the other. The railway sits at the bottom of the pass and was built in the 18th century as party of the Inverness to Aviemore rail line.
The current Bridge is a concrete and lattice structure and was built in the early 80s as part work of upgrading the A9 thought the Slochd. It crosses over the pass with 2 concrete pillars which are roughly the same design as the Dulnain Bridge further south but much higher. It passes through some rocky terrain on its climb and will be quite a challenge to "dual" this section of the route whenever that happens!
The Old bridge
The previous bridge sits just below the existing one and is in a poor condition. It is a very basic truss bridge with metal barriers to stop cars plummeting over to the rail line below. It carries the NCN7 road over the railway and give some good views of the current bridge.