B9090 White Bridge replacement

Scheme outline

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.

Under construction
Other upgrade
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
Local Government


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3 November 2016

Highland Councillors selected Option 2: a new 750m route that by-passes the existing White Bridge.

1 August 2018

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.

10 October 2018

Work has started here.

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With thanks to Toby Speight for information on this page.