Crubenmore Modern Bridge
southwest of Newtonmore, Highland
Sir Owen Williams
photo Owen Williams archive, part of Amey plc
The more modern of two bridges over the River Truim at Crubenmore, this unusual construction lies slightly to the north of the old road and bridge.
A bend in the river meant that this reinforced concrete bridge had to be skewed, and its curious design emphasises this asymmetry in imitation of natural rock forms. The total span is 72ft and consists of two angled arches, with faceted rings which extend into abutments and a central pier with pointed cutwaters. At road level, a semi-hexagonal refuge has been built into the parapet as an extension of the pier.
The newer road which necessitated the building of the bridge has now itself been superseded by the latest main road north, which does not cross the Truim at all.