Grand Tour Of Scotland: On Route to Scrabster

Day 6: 16 August 2019: Dionard Guest House and Cromarty Bridge

Dionard Guest House

We had a lovely stay at Dionard Guest House.

Gail our hostess was very friendly and we felt very at home. I was running out of memory cards and she lend me her laptop so that I could transfer my photos from the cards to the external hard drive I took along.

We had to leave the guesthouse very early and could not sit down for breakfast. Gail packed us a breakfast to go. I will definitely go back to Dionard Guest house on my next visit.

Cromarty Bridge

The Cromarty Bridge is a road bridge over the Cromarty Firth. It first opened to traffic on 12 April 1979.

The bridge was built by Fairclough Civil Engineering Ltd, with other specialist contractors brought in to carry out surfacing, waterproofing and parapet construction work. It took two years to build by a 50-strong crew who worked in all seasons to get the job done.

The bridge is around a mile in length and the bridge deck sits on 67 piers with the foundation piles poured inside special coffer dams. Its design ensures that tidal flows in the Firth remain unchanged, protecting feeding grounds for migratory seabirds. 

Thank you very much for taking the time to join me on my travels through Scotland. I hope you enjoyed it just as much as I did.

Till next time, safe travels and keep dreaming.

Have a fabulous day.

Coreen

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