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Carr Bridge, site of
River Dulnain, Carrbridge, Highland, Scotland
Carr Bridge, site of
associated engineer
Sir Owen Williams
date  1926 - 1928
era  Modern  |  category  Bridge  |  reference  NH906229
photo  photo: Owen Williams archive, part of Amey plc
Designed by architect Maxwell Aryton and completed in 1928, Carr Bridge carried the A9 Aberdeen to Inverness road across the Dulnain at Carrbridge in the Scottish Highlands.
Little information is available and the drawings for the bridge seem not to have survived. We do know that it was commissioned by the Ministry of Transport.
Carr Bridge is one of a series of road bridges undertaken by Aryton working with engineer Owen Williams, well-known for his work in reinforced concrete. It consisted of a single concrete rib-less span, approximately 18.3m in length, the crown of which was integral with the flat road deck.
The open-frame arch supports the deck using a system of cast beams and slabs. Its construction can be compared to Duntocher Bridge, except that here, the column elements have been rendered less visually prominent in the open spandrels, emphasising the curve of the arch.
The bridge has been demolished and replaced with another.
In the foreground of the picture can be seen the springing of the arch remains for the old Carr Bridge, which dates from 1717 and was built for pedestrian and horse traffic.
Architect: Maxwell Aryton
esearch: JJ
reference sources   OW

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