Tomatin Viaduct

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Tomatin Viaduct
Location Map ( geo)
Below A9 Viaduct as it crosses the River Findhorn - Geograph - 1051191.jpg
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From:  Slochd Summit
To:  Inverness
Tomatin Bypass
Inverness shire
Error: Inverness shire is not a county
Highway Authority
Transport Scotland
Opening Date
December 1976
On road(s)

The Tomatin Viaduct carries the A9 across the wide valley of the River Findhorn. It sits almost next to the Findhorn Viaduct which carries the main Perth - Inverness Railway Line north, and whilst from very different eras the two seem to compliment each other.

The Viaduct itself consists of five spans, with the river under the central span. In addition, each end span has an unclassified road running under it. Four paired legs carry the steel girders that support the deck, and there are four under each of the two carriageways above.

The viaduct was built to take the busy A9 traffic away from the small village of Tomatin, and in so doing also bypassed the rather dramatic Findhorn Bridge on the old road. The bypass is shown as under construction on the 1976 OS Landranger map and opened at the end of the year.

Tomatin Viaduct
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A9 Tomatin Viaduct constructionBelow A9 Viaduct as it crosses the River Findhorn - Geograph - 1051191.jpgFindhorn Viaduct - Coppermine - 7244.jpgFindhorn Viaducts - Coppermine - 7260.jpg
Crossings of the River Findhorn & Tributaries
River FindhornFindhorn Bridge • Tomatin Viaduct • Dulsie Bridge • Logie Bridge • Bridge of Findhorn
River DivieBridge of Bantrach • Bridge of Divie • Bridge of Logie
Dorback BurnBridge of Dava