Cromarty Bridge

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Cromarty Bridge
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Cromarty Bridge in February 2007, looking north
Coordinates57°37′07″N 4°21′46″W / 57.618559°N 4.362913°W / 57.618559; -4.362913Coordinates: 57°37′07″N 4°21′46″W / 57.618559°N 4.362913°W / 57.618559; -4.362913
OS grid referenceNH590690
CarriesA9, two footways
CrossesCromarty Firth
Other name(s)Cromarty Firth Bridge
DesignPrestressed beams
Total length1464 metres (4803 feet)
No. of spans68
Piers in water67
Construction startDecember 1976
Construction cost£5 million
Inaugurated12 April 1979
ReplacesRound-trip via Dingwall

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



The bridge 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. It can clearly be seen from the north from the Far North Line.


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.


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


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