Bridge demolition begins at Lynebeg
Network Rail will shortly demolish the existing bridge under the Highland Mainline railway at Lynebeg, near Inverness, and replace it with a new structure. It is part of the advance works for the A9 Dualling: Tomatin to Moy project.
Continuous 24-hour working from 23.20 Friday 26 until 05.40 Tuesday 30 November will see the demolition of the existing structure and the installation of a new bridge – which has already been constructed nearby.
The new bridge will strengthen, safeguard, and futureproof this section of the Highland Mainline. It will also support the upgrading of the roads surrounding the railway and the creation of improved road junctions as part of future A9 dualling works.
Billy Mckay, Network Rail’s Programme Manager for the Lynebeg/Moy bridge replacement work, said: “The replacement of the bridge will future proof the railway and support the future dualling of the A9 at this location.”
“The work is crucial to extending the lifespan of the bridge and will enable us to continue to run a safe and reliable railway.
“We understand that there will be some disruption in the short-term to road and rail users and nearby communities and we will do what we can to minimise any inconvenience.”