Steel beams on the move to bridge the river gap to Grantown

By Nichola Rutherford

Published: 08/10/2008

It once carried heavy freight traffic to landmark Lanarkshire steelworks, but the Merry Street Bridge has been transported from Motherwell to its new home in the Highlands.

The historic structure has been donated to the Strathspey Railway and it will now be used to extend the rail track over the River Dulnain towards Grantown.

Two 15-tonne beams will be placed over the river, on the castellated abutments, before a deck is fixed between them.

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