Work starts on replacement White Bridge

Work to build a new crossing to replace the B9090 White Bridge that spans the River Nairn starts this week.

Dingwall based R J McLeod (Contractors) Ltd will be on site to start the realignment work along the route between Clephanton and Cawdor which will include building a new bridge upstream of the existing masonry arch bridge which currently has an 18T weight limit.

White Bridge is one the oldest bridges maintained by the Council and is a ‘Category A’ Listed structure. It has a humped vertical alignment and carries single file traffic in both directions, subject to traffic control signals.

The £2.65m project will create a new section of road leading to a new crossing so the existing route will remain open to drivers during the works. However, all road users are being reminded that there is a 18T weight limit. Any vehicles exceeding this limit should use the diversion route via the A96, A939 and B9101 roads.

The works are expected to be completed by Autumn 2019.

27 Aug 2018