MHG7355 - Bonar Bridge, New Bridge (1973)


The award winning girder bridge, built to replace the 1893 bridge.

Type and Period (1)

  • GIRDER BRIDGE (Built, 20th Century - 1973 AD to 1973 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NH69SW 62.01 609 915 (predecessor) Old Bridge

For Telford bridge (NH 6093 9154), see NH69SW 61.

The present Bonar Bridge was designed by Crouch and Hogg, built by William Tawse Ltd, and opened 1973. It is of bowstring girder construction, measures 339 ft (103.4m) in overall length, and is built on a slight gradient like its predecessor (NH69SW 62.01).
G Nelson 1990. <1>

This bowstring girder bridge (built 1973) replaces an 1893 bridge built by Sir William Arrol & Co Ltd, Glasgow. This in turn replaced the earlier Thomas Telford bridge (see also NS69SW 62.01).
Information from RCAHMS, 29 June 1995.

This bridge carries present A9 (T) public road over the Kyle of Sutherland, which here forms the boundary between the parishes of Kincardine and Creich.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 5 May 1998.

Metal bridge upstanding across firth. Award winning bridge. Semi circular girder design. <2>

Nicki MacRae submitted a photograph of this bridge in May 2011 via the Highland HER Flickr group. <3>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6092 9154 (111m by 46m) (Buffered by site type)
Map sheet NH69SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND

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