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Spey Bridge, Newtonmore
Newtonmore, Highland, Scotland
associated engineer
Sir Owen Williams
date  1926
era  Modern  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  NN708980
ICE reference number  HEW 1765
A concrete road bridge over the river Spey at Newtonmore, built largely to a traditional masonry design but incorporating effects that would not have been possible in stone.
Three arches span the river, decreasing in height and width from the central one, which measures 107ft across. Two flood arches extend the bridge to the north.
The spandrels are 1ft wide at the parapet and 5ft at the base, giving the bridge an outward curve which is emphasised by the design of the expansion joints in the concrete. The bridge's cutwaters jut out handsomely.
The bridge is on the old route of the A9, now a little out of the way but well worth turning off to see.
reference sources   HighBrOW

Spey Bridge, Newtonmore