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TITLE
Ness Bridge and Inverness Castle
EXTERNAL ID
GB1796_1999_116_430_RR
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
2008
PERIOD
2000s
CREATOR
Robert Reid
SOURCE
Robert Reid
ASSET ID
11390
KEYWORDS
streets
buildings
architecture
Ness Bridge and Inverness Castle

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.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 and Inverness Castle

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

2000s

streets; buildings; architecture

Robert Reid

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.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