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Spean Bridge, Highland

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Spean Bridge, Highland

Spean Bridge is a village, in the Highland region of Scotland. The village takes its name from the Highbridge over the River Spean on General Wade's military road between Fort William and Fort Augustus, and not from Telford's bridge of 1819 which carries the A82 over the river at the heart of the village. Lying in the Great Glen, Spean Bridge has transport links north towards Inverness and south to Fort William, provided by the A82, and the A86 heads east to join the A9 at Kingussie.
Administrative CountyHighland
Traditional CountyInverness-shire
OS GridNN2281
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Police AuthorityNorthern Scotland
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Fire and Rescue AuthorityHighlands and Islands
Ambulance AuthorityScottish

Spean Bridge, Highland in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Spean Bridge, hamlet, Kilmonivaig par., Inverness-shire, on river Spean, 10 miles NE. of Fort William; P.O., T.O.; has a hotel.

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