AN official sign on a new railway bridge between Perth and Inverness appears to have confused an English city with a Scottish town.

Duncan Macpherson, an independent councillor in Highland Council, spotted the mistake on Sunday.

The bridge at Lynebeg, Moy was finished in 2021. However, the sign which describes the bridge’s location on the rail network mistakenly mentions an English city instead of the intended Scottish town.

It reads: “This is bridge UB 290/286.

“Between Cambridge and Inverness”.

The National: The sign mistakenly refers to Cambridge instead of Carrbridge The sign mistakenly refers to Cambridge instead of Carrbridge (Image: Facebook)

After spotting the error, Macpherson took to social media to alert Network Rail.

“The New Railway Bridge at Mot in Inverness South,” he said, alongside a photograph of the bridge and the sign.

“The Network Rail bridge name plate suggests that it’s on a yet to be created train route between: Cambridge and #Inverness?

“Maybe Carrbridge would be more accurate”.

While Carrbridge sits on the Highland Mainline route south of Inverness there is currently no direct route linking the English city of Cambridge and Inverness.

Indeed, a train journey between the two cities would take around nine hours and involve three to four transfers.

An official for Network Rail responded to Macpherson on X/Twitter: “Well spotted! Let me highlight that one to the team Duncan”.

The original bridge was constructed in 1884 as part of the Highland Mainline, with some of the original stone being used in the replacement bridge.