JUNE 2007

 BRIDGE ACROSS THE RIVER SPEY AT CRAIGELLACHIE - DESIGNED AND BUILT BY THOMAS TELFORD IN 1814

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It seems unbelievable now, but what you are seeing in these pictures, is what used to be the main road
from Rothes to Craigellachie and back, up until 1972 when a new bridge was erected. The sharp corner
at the Rothes end of the bridge could not cope with today's large H.G.V.'s or longer buses. Even in those
far off days, buses and longer lorries had to shunt a few times to get round the sharp 90 degree turn at   
the end of the bridge, whichever way they were going. Being so narrow, the traffic onto the bridge was  
    controlled by traffic lights at each end. In some cases, with longer vehicles, the bridge had to be avoided,  
 and a different route taken to get to Rothes or Craigellachie. Nevertheless this bridge has been in place   
 for 193 years, and is still standing. I doubt if the replacement bridge will still be there in the year 2165.     

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APPROACH FROM THE CRAIG SIDE

DETAILS OF THE CASTINGS

ON THE BRIDGE

PLATE DETAILING WORK DONE

OLD MAIN ROAD FROM ROTHES

 TOWARDS THE CORNER

RIGHT ANGLED CORNER

ROUND THE CORNER

AND ONTO THE BRIDGE

THE NEW BRIDGE FROM THE OLD BRIDGE

ON THE NEW BRIDGE

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UPDATE  -  JULY 4th 2007

Plaque presented to Moray council by The Institute of Civil Engineers and The American Society of Civil Engineers

NEW DISPLAY FOR PLAQUE COMMEMORATING 250 YEARS

 NEW PLAQUE PRESENTED BY AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CIVIL ENGINEERS

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CONTRIBUTION BY A LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER

CANOEING ON THE RIVER SPEY

MORE CANOEING

MAD RIVER CANOE

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