MHG4505 - Crubenmore New Bridge
1920s two-arched, reinforced concrete bridge on the old A9.
Type and Period (1)
- BRIDGE (Post Medieval - 1560 AD to 1900 AD)
"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 is in a poor state of repair. <1>
- --- Text/Publication/Article: Country Life. 'v.1 (January-June 1897) to v. 189(March-April 1995) to v.192 [March-April 1998]. See supplementary cards for list of missing issues.' April 28th 1928, p.597. 597. April 28th 1928, p597.
- <1> Dataset: Historic Scotland. Information Supplementary to the Statutory List (This information has no legal significance). Digital.
|Grid reference||Centred NN 67634 91454 (37m by 44m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||KINGUSSIE AND INSH|
|Geographical Area||BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY|
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External Links (3)
- http://kweimar.de/Bilder_XML.php?ket=HL702 (View more information on this bridge from a website about Highland Bridges)
- http://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB50910 (Online designation description (Historic Environment Scotland))
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/24643 (View RCAHMS Canmore entry for this site)
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