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TITLE
Plan of Suspension Bridge in Inverness, 1855
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_976-050-014
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1855
PERIOD
1850s
SOURCE
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
ASSET ID
10979
KEYWORDS
maps
plans
bridges
engineering
transport

The old Ness Suspension Bridge opened in 1855 and had a span of 225 feet. At the east end of the bridge a battlemented archway was built, providing a picturesque entrance to the town. At the west end, two much lower towers were erected.

Because of the narrow opening of the eastern archway and the increasing volume of traffic crossing the bridge, plans were made to replace the structure in 1939 though work did not begin for a further 20 years.

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Plan of Suspension Bridge in Inverness, 1855

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1850s

maps; plans; bridges; engineering; transport

Inverness Museum and Art Gallery

The old Ness Suspension Bridge opened in 1855 and had a span of 225 feet. At the east end of the bridge a battlemented archway was built, providing a picturesque entrance to the town. At the west end, two much lower towers were erected.<br /> <br /> Because of the narrow opening of the eastern archway and the increasing volume of traffic crossing the bridge, plans were made to replace the structure in 1939 though work did not begin for a further 20 years.