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.

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Other upgrade
for use by all traffic
Highway authority
Local Government


This scheme has been completed and we are no longer accepting progress updates.
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.

31 March 2019

The bridge is due to open in May or June.

More information


With thanks to Toby Speight for information on this page.