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TITLE
Demolition of the old Ness Suspension Bridge
EXTERNAL ID
PAW24482D
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
1959
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21280
KEYWORDS
Ness Suspension Bridge
Inverness
battlemented archway
Demolition of the old Ness Suspension Bridge

Demolition of the old Ness Suspension Bridge.

The old Ness Suspension Bridge opened in 1855 and had a span of 225 feet. At the east end of the bridge, on the right of the photograph, 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. The bridge was eventually closed in 1959.


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Demolition of the old Ness Suspension Bridge

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

Ness Suspension Bridge; Inverness; battlemented archway;

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

Demolition of the old Ness Suspension Bridge.<br /> <br /> The old Ness Suspension Bridge opened in 1855 and had a span of 225 feet. At the east end of the bridge, on the right of the photograph, 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. The bridge was eventually closed in 1959. <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.