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TITLE
View of Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_CARD_0149
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
DATE OF IMAGE
PERIOD
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
32044
KEYWORDS
bridges
Ness Bridge
Greig Street Bridge
suspension bridges
Rose Street Foundry
postcards
View of Inverness

This postcard shows a view of Inverness. In the foreground is the Ness Bridge, traversing the River Ness. It was opened in August 1855. It was a suspension bridge spanning 68.5 metres and replaced the previous structure, which had been washed away in the floods of 1849. Because it was later unable to cope with the volume of traffic, a contract was tendered for a replacement in 1939, though work was not to begin for a further 20 years.

In the distance is the Greig Street Bridge, built in 1882, close to the site where the original timber Ness bridge had stood before it was washed away in 1620. Built as a suspension footbridge, it was designed by C. R. Manners and erected by the Rose Street Foundry in Inverness

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View of Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

bridges; Ness Bridge; Greig Street Bridge; suspension bridges; Rose Street Foundry; postcards

Highland Libraries

Highland Libraries' Postcard Collection

This postcard shows a view of Inverness. In the foreground is the Ness Bridge, traversing the River Ness. It was opened in August 1855. It was a suspension bridge spanning 68.5 metres and replaced the previous structure, which had been washed away in the floods of 1849. Because it was later unable to cope with the volume of traffic, a contract was tendered for a replacement in 1939, though work was not to begin for a further 20 years.<br /> <br /> In the distance is the Greig Street Bridge, built in 1882, close to the site where the original timber Ness bridge had stood before it was washed away in 1620. Built as a suspension footbridge, it was designed by C. R. Manners and erected by the Rose Street Foundry in Inverness