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TITLE
Exchange Place and Bridge Street, Inverness
EXTERNAL ID
QZP40_INV_MISC_PHOTO_014
PLACENAME
Inverness
OLD COUNTY/PARISH
INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona
PERIOD
1950s
SOURCE
Highland Libraries
ASSET ID
37865
KEYWORDS
Exchange Place
Cairngorm House
jewellers
Ness Bridge
Castle Tolmie
Bridge Street
Exchange Place and Bridge Street, Inverness

This photograph shows Exchange Place and Bridge Street in Inverness. The shops on the right are Cairngorm House the jewellers and a tobacconist shop. The public library and museum were housed further along Exchange Place.

This area of the town centre was reconstructed during the early 1960s and the buildings seen here were demolished and replaced by modern concrete structures. Developments in the vicinity of Bridge Street during the late 1950s and early 1960s included the demolition of the old Ness suspension Bridge and the construction of a replacement concrete structure. Buildings known as Castle Tolmie, on Castle Road, were also demolished to make way for the new bridge and Exchange Place was reconstructed in order to widen Bridge Street to town centre traffic.

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Exchange Place and Bridge Street, Inverness

INVERNESS: Inverness and Bona

1950s

Exchange Place; Cairngorm House; jewellers; Ness Bridge; Castle Tolmie; Bridge Street

Highland Libraries

Views of Inverness, 1960s

This photograph shows Exchange Place and Bridge Street in Inverness. The shops on the right are Cairngorm House the jewellers and a tobacconist shop. The public library and museum were housed further along Exchange Place.<br /> <br /> This area of the town centre was reconstructed during the early 1960s and the buildings seen here were demolished and replaced by modern concrete structures. Developments in the vicinity of Bridge Street during the late 1950s and early 1960s included the demolition of the old Ness suspension Bridge and the construction of a replacement concrete structure. Buildings known as Castle Tolmie, on Castle Road, were also demolished to make way for the new bridge and Exchange Place was reconstructed in order to widen Bridge Street to town centre traffic.