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Ballachulish Bridge

Project Completed: 1975

About the project

The Ballachulish Bridge is a two-lane road bridge of through steel truss construction with fabricated box chords, completely bolted, utilising friction grip bolts. It is located in the west highlands of Scotland, spanning 183m between Loch Leven and Loch Linnhe, carrying the A82 road between Glasgow and Inverness.

Opened in 1975, this steel truss cantilever bridge was designed by W.A. Fairhurst and Partners of Newcastle Upon Tyne, with all steelwork supplied and erected by the Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co. Ltd at a total tonnage of 2,140te.

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