MHG23954 - Loch Alvie, Alvie Bridge


1920s two arched, reinforced concrete bridge.

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  • ARCH BRIDGE (Built, 20th Century - 1925 AD to 1926 AD)

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"Sir Owen Williams (engineer) with Maxwell Ayrton (architect), 1925-26. Two arched, reinforced concrete Modern Movement bridge with distinctive faceted concrete sides and 6-sided shuttered arches. Splayed piers forming cutwater to centre and retaining walls at banks. Small parapets to road."
This is one of eight bridges along the A9 designed and built by these architects between 1924 and 1928. The bridges combine imaginative aesthetics with innovative sturctural design in reinforced concrete, and are thought to have been designed as alien forms within the landscape. They were cast in-situ, which adds to their historic significance. The faceted sides of this bridge may have been influenced by the Cubist movement, although the design also served a practical purpose. The bridge reinforcements are now suffering from corrosion. <1>

The location of this bridge was previously uncertain, possibly NH 8705 0929 or NH 8540 0920, the first of which is the more accurate. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 8705 0928 (19m by 25m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH80NE
Civil Parish ALVIE

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