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TITLE
Demolition of Suspension Bridge, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
PAW24482E
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1950s
CREATOR
David Whyte Studio
SOURCE
Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)
ASSET ID
21281
KEYWORDS
bridges
Demolition of Suspension 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.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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Demolition of Suspension Bridge, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1950s

bridges

Highland Photographic Archive (IMAG)

David Whyte Collection, Highland Photographic Archive

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. <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.