A new, single-span bridge to carry the B9090 over the River Nairn east of Inverness to be built alongside the existing Category A Listed stone bridge, which was built in the early 1750s. The existing bridge is deteriorating and an 18-tonne gross weight restriction was imposed in 2015.
It is not clear whether the replacement will have two lanes to match the roads either side. The stone bridge is single-track with traffic signal control.
Highland Councillors selected Option 2: a new 750m route that by-passes the existing White Bridge.
The £2.65m contract has been awarded to R J McLeod, with construction of the new bridge expected to start August/September 2018, taking about 1 year to complete.
Contractors are scheduled to start work this week, according to the Highland Council.
Work has started here.
The bridge beams have been lifted onto their abutments, according to The Highland Council.
The bridge is due to open in May or June.
- The Highland Council: £2.25m approved for White Bridge replacement
- The Highland Council: White Bridge route approved
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