Tromie Bridge

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Tromie Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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From:  Kingussie
To:  Insh
Location
Drumguish
County
Inverness-shire
Highway Authority
Highland
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Arch Bridge
On road(s)
B970
Crossings related to the B970
Coylum Bridge • Feshie Bridge • Nethy Bridge • Ruthven Bridge • Spey Bridge (Aviemore)
Looking across the bridge

Tromie Bridge carries the B970 across the River Tromie a couple of miles or so east of Kingussie. It is the only public road bridge across the river, but while it is a listed structure, very little seems to be known about it.

A cursory glance tells us that it is a single-span stone arch bridge, with a slight rise from west to east. There is also a substantial retaining wall on the west bank carrying the road out across the steep river bank. As for age, while this is clearly a historic bridging site and this an old bridge, it is perhaps not as old as it might appear. The majority of the facing stone is pretty rough rubble, but the lowest courses and the inside of the arch seem a lot more regular. This suggests machine cut stone from a distant quarry, brought in by train, with local stone used for the less important upper structure. The second half of the 19th Century therefore seems plausible, but by no means certain.



Tromie Bridge
Related Pictures
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Other nearby roads
NewtonmoreA86 • A889 • A9 • B848 (Laggan - Dalwhinnie) • B9150 • B9152 • B970 • C1135 (Highland) • C1137 (Highland) • E120 (Old System) • E15 • EuroVelo 1 • NCN7 • T1 (Britain)
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