Basic Site Details

Name: Spey Bridge
Town, district or village: Newtonmore
City or county: Inverness-shire
Country: Scotland
Status: B listed
Grid ref:
Notes: A concrete road bridge over the river Spey, incorporating effects that would not have been possible in stone, Newtonmore Bridge was the largest of those built as part of the modernisation of the A9 (now the B9150 near Newtonmore) in the 1920's. It replaced an earlier bridge by Thomas Telford on the same site. Contractor - Sir Robert McAlpine and Sons, Glasgow

Nelson, G (1990) Highland bridges, Aberdeen Page(s): 62-4 pls. 41-2

Alternative Names

The following alternative names are associated with this building/design:
 NameCurrent name?Notes
Item 1 of 1Newtonmore Bridge  

Building Type Classification

The building is classified under the following categories:
 ClassificationOriginal classification?Notes
Item 1 of 1Bridge Road Bridge


The following date-based events are associated with this building:
 FromToEvent typeNotes
Item 1 of 219251926Build/construction 
Item 2 of 21925 Tenders submitted 


Design and Construction

The following individuals or organisations have carried out design/construction work. Where architects or practices worked together, matching letters appear beside their names in the Partnership Group column.
 NameRolePartnership GroupFromToNotes
Item 1 of 4(Sir) Evan Owen WilliamsArchitect 19251925 
Item 2 of 4(Sir) John William SimpsonArchitectA19251926 
Item 3 of 4Ormrod Maxwell AyrtonArchitectA19251926 
Item 4 of 4Simpson & AyrtonArchitectural practiceA19251926 


The following individuals or organisations have commissioned work on this building/design:
Item 1 of 1Inverness-shire County Council 


Bibliographic References

The following books contain references to this building:
Item 1 of 3Cottam, David1986Sir Owen Williams 1890-1969   
Item 2 of 3Hume, John R1977The Industrial Archaeology of ScotlandVol2 The Highlands and IslandsLondon: BT Batsford Ltdpp210-1
Item 3 of 3Yeomans, David and Cottam, David2001The Engineer's Contribution to Contemporary Architecture: Owen Williams (2001).   

Periodical References

The following periodicals contain references to this building:
 Periodical NameDateEditionPublisherNotes
Item 1 of 4Builder25 September 1925  p483 - tenders
Item 2 of 4Country Life28 April 1928  p75
Item 3 of 4RIBA JournalBetween 1936 and 1937XLIVLondon: Royal Institute of British Architectsp809 (illustration0
Item 4 of 4Scottish Country LifeOctober 1928  p317

Archive References

The following archives hold material relating to this building:
 SourceArchive nameSource catalogue no.Notes
Item 1 of 1Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of ScotlandCanmoreID 111710