Cromarty Bridge

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Cromarty Bridge
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Cromarty Bridge in February 2007, looking north
Coordinates 57°38′06″N 4°22′05″W / 57.635°N 4.368°W / 57.635; -4.368Coordinates: 57°38′06″N 4°22′05″W / 57.635°N 4.368°W / 57.635; -4.368
Carries A9, two footways
Crosses Cromarty Firth
Locale Culbokie
Other name(s) Cromarty Firth Bridge
Characteristics
Design Prestressed beams
Material Concrete
Total length 1464 metres (4803 feet)
Number of spans 68
Piers in water 67
History
Construction begin December 1976
Construction cost £5 million
Opened 1979
Inaugurated 12 April 1979
Replaces Round-trip via Dingwall
Cromarty Bridge is located in Highland
Cromarty Bridge
Cromarty Bridge
Location in Highland

The Cromarty Bridge is a road bridge over the Cromarty Firth in Scotland.

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Design[edit]

It joins a junction with the B9163 to the south in Ross and Cromarty with a junction with the A862 to the north at Ardullie Point. The bridge can clearly be seen from the north from the Far North Line.

Construction[edit]

The £4.5 million contract for the bridge was awarded in November 1976 from the Scottish Development Department.

The parapets were built by of Hi-Fab Ltd of Muir of Ord. The waterproofing was by Sifran Civil Engineering Ltd of Stourbridge. The site investigation was by Wimpey Laboratories of Broxburn, West Lothian.

A temporary structure was pushed out over the bridge piers, and from this, five pre-stressed concrete beams were placed between each pier. The temporary structure was removed and the road deck made with concrete.

Opening[edit]

It was opened from the southern end on 12 April 1979. It became part of the A9 in 1982.

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