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From : 14th May 2018

To : 15th May 2018

Posted : 30th November 1899


A889 Dalwhinnie Rail Bridge

Overnight works start on Monday 14 May for one night

Overnight bridge closure in place for safety, 8pm – 6am


Essential overnight investigation works are set to take place for one night next week  on the A889 Dalwhinnie Rail Bridge.

The project will allow teams to carry out essential investigations on the bridge deck and approaches ahead of designing plans for future work on the bridge, which carries the A889 over the railway line located just beyond the Dalwhinnie Distillery.  

Due to the narrow width of the bridge and the nature of the investigations involving digging into the carriageway on the bridge, the road needs to be closed for the protection of both roadworkers as well as motorists during the project.  The bridge will be closed overnight on Monday 14 May between 8pm and 6am to allow the work to take place safely. 

During the closure a diversion will be in place via Newtonmore and Laggan on the A86.  Emergency services will be able to pass through the works at all times.  

Consultation has been carried out with the Local Authority, residents, local businesses and other relevant stakeholders to inform them of the project. 

Commenting on the project, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: “This project will allow us to carry out some essential investigations on Dalwhinnie Rail Bridge so we can gather the correct technical information to able us to design future schemes for the structure.

“We’ve arranged for the investigations to take place overnight to minimise disruption to road users, and our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible.  

“We encourage motorists to plan their journeys in advance by checking the Traffic Scotland website for up to date journey information and leaving extra time to complete their journey.”

Real time journey information is available from Traffic Scotland on, twitter @trafficscotland, or on the new Traffic Scotland mobile site,


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