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TITLE
Ness Bridge, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_066
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
CREATOR
unknown
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
11100
KEYWORDS
Ness Bridge
Inverness
Ness Bridge, Inverness

Photograph of a drawing of Ness Bridge, Inverness. Up until 1664, the Ness was crossed by a wooden bridge, said by an officer of Cromwell to be 'the weakest that ever straddled over so strong a stream'. When this bridge finally collapsed in 1664, a new brick bridge was built - a substantial structure of seven arches as seen in this picture. This bridge lasted until 1849 when it was swept away by floods. A new suspension bridge was completed in 1855 at a cost of £26,000. It lasted until 1959 and was replaced by Sir Murdoch MacDonald and Partners' concrete span that we see today


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Ness Bridge, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

Ness Bridge; Inverness

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

Joseph Cook Collection (illustrations)

Photograph of a drawing of Ness Bridge, Inverness. Up until 1664, the Ness was crossed by a wooden bridge, said by an officer of Cromwell to be 'the weakest that ever straddled over so strong a stream'. When this bridge finally collapsed in 1664, a new brick bridge was built - a substantial structure of seven arches as seen in this picture. This bridge lasted until 1849 when it was swept away by floods. A new suspension bridge was completed in 1855 at a cost of £26,000. It lasted until 1959 and was replaced by Sir Murdoch MacDonald and Partners' concrete span that we see today <br /> <br /> <br /> This image can be purchased.<br /> For further information about purchasing and prices please email the<br /> <a href="mailto: photographic.archive@highlifehighland.com">Highland Photographic Archive</a> quoting the External ID.