Spean Bridge

Spean Bridge

Coordinates: 56°53′28″N 4°55′18″W / 56.89115°N 4.92154°W / 56.89115; -4.92154

Spean Bridge
Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid Aonachain
Spean Bridge is located in Lochaber
Spean Bridge

 Spean Bridge shown within the Lochaber area
OS grid reference NN224818
Council area Highland
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town Fort William
Postcode district PH34
Police Northern
Fire Highlands and Islands
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
List of places: UK • Scotland •

Spean Bridge (Scottish Gaelic: Drochaid Aonachain) 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. The village is served by the Spean Bridge railway station providing links to London, and between 1903 and 1933 it offered a branch line service to Fort Augustus.

The Highbridge Skirmish on 16 August 1745 was the first engagement of the Jacobite Rising of 1745.

The Commando Memorial, dedicated to the men of the original British Commando Forces raised during Second World War, is located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) north-west of Spean Bridge, at the junction of the A82 and the B8004. It overlooks the training areas of the Commando Training Depot established in 1942 at Achnacarry Castle.

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