Kessock Bridge

Kessock Bridge from the Beauly Firth side

Date: 22 August 2022

Location: Inverness 57.496257, -4.222702

The Kessock Bridge carries the A9 road connecting Inverness and the Black Isle. The bridge crosses the narrows between the Beauly and Moray Firths and has a total length of 1056 m with a cable-stayed main span of 240 m. Construction of the bridge took four years and it opened in 1982. Prior to that, the main route north had to take a 20 mile detour inland. Alternatively there was a small ferry operating between South and North Kessock.

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6 thoughts on “Kessock Bridge

  1. It’s an elegant bridge but I like the idea of the small ferry…I understand a ferry connected the island I live on to the next one before a bridge was built over a very tricky water passage in the 1930’s. Long gone now!

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    • I’ve been in that type of ferry that can carry only a handful of cars a few times many years ago. An interesting experience. A different pace and different expectations back then compared to today.

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