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 Highland Council: £2.25m approved for White Bridge replacement
- The Highland Council: White Bridge route approved
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