Ballachulish Bridge

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Ballachulish Bridge
Ballachulish, above Ballachulish Bridge - geograph.org.uk - 922007.jpg
Ballachulish Bridge
Coordinates56°41′19.87″N 05°10′55.35″W / 56.6888528°N 5.1820417°W / 56.6888528; -5.1820417
CarriesA82 trunk road
CrossesLoch Leven and Loch Linnhe
LocaleBallachulish in Scotland
Characteristics
DesignSteel truss with fabricated box chords
History
Constructed byCleveland Bridge & Engineering Company
Construction end1974
OpenedDecember 1975
Statistics
TollNo
Ballachulish Bridge

The Ballachulish Bridge is a bridge in the West Highlands of Scotland.

It crosses the narrows between Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe, linking the villages of South Ballachulish (Argyll) and North Ballachulish (Inverness-shire). It carries the A82 road, the main route between Glasgow and Inverness.

The bridge was built by the Cleveland Bridge & Engineering Company[1] and opened in 1975,[2] replacing the Ballachulish ferry. It is a two-lane road bridge of through steel truss construction with fabricated box chords. It was designed by W.A. Fairhurst and Partners of Newcastle upon Tyne.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Economist - Volume 259 - Page 27. 1976
  2. ^ Scotland. Chris Townsend. Cicerone Press Limited, 2011