Bridge demolition at Lynebeg, Inverness

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.

With the Highland Mainline closed to enable these works on Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th and Monday 29th November, train services will be impacted on these dates. Passengers are advised to plan-ahead and contact National Rail Enquiries for more details.

Road users are also being alerted to the work as the B9154 at the Lynebeg bridge will close to all vehicular traffic from 22 November to 5 December and from 12 January to 19 January to allow work to be completed safely and efficiently. Diversion routes will be signed accordingly.

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.

“We are grateful for your patience while we carry out this vital work.”

If you have any questions about this work you can contact Network Rail’s 24 hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41. For latest information and progress updates follow on twitter @NetworkRailScot