NH6647 : Kessock Bridge, A9

taken 6 months ago, near to North Kessock, Highland, Great Britain

Kessock Bridge, A9
Kessock Bridge, A9
The Kessock Bridge (Gaelic: Drochaid Cheasaig) is a cable stayed bridge which carries the A9 trunk road across the Beauly Firth, an inlet of the Moray Firth, between Inverness and the village of North Kessock.

The bridge has a total length of 1,056 metres with a main span of 240 metres. It is raised high over sea level because the Beauly Firth is a navigable waterway. The four bridge towers dominate the Inverness skyline, especially at night when they are lit. Construction on the bridge began in 1976, with completion and opening in 1982. Prior to 1982, travellers north of Inverness had the choice of the Kessock Ferry or a journey via Beauly.
The A9
The A9 is a strategic link between the Highlands of Scotland and the Central Belt. Running for 273 miles, it is the longest road in Scotland and the fifth-longest A-road in the United Kingdom. Historically it was the main road between Edinburgh and John o' Groats but its importance has been eclipsed somewhat in the south by the A90 across the Forth Road Bridge and the M90 motorway, which now links Edinburgh more directly with Perth, and the M9, which is now the main road between Edinburgh and Bridge of Allan
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Date Taken
Thursday, 6 April, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 16 May, 2017
Geographical Context
Roads, Road transport 
Camera (from Tags)
Panasonic Lumix TZ60 
Road (from Tags)
A9 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 663 477 [100m precision]
WGS84: 57:30.0054N 4:13.9041W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 664 476
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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