MHG24618 - Victoria Bridge, Fort William


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Type and Period (3)

  • SUSPENSION BRIDGE (19th Century to 20th Century - 1801 AD to 2000 AD)
  • ROAD BRIDGE (20th Century - 1928 AD to 1968 AD)
  • ROAD BRIDGE (20th Century to 21st Century - 1968 AD to 2100 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NN17NW 22 1238 7576 to 1243 7569

Victoria Bridge [NAT]
OS 1:10,000 map 1975.

This bridge crosses the River Lochy at Castle Pool, where it forms the boundary between the parishes of Kilmallie and Kilmonivaig.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 17 June 1996.

This bridge is known locally as Lochy Bridge. <1>

Martin Briscoe has submitted photographs of this site to the Highland HER Flickr group. <2>

In the mid 19th century James Dredge built a suspension bridge, similar in design to that at Bridge of Oich, to replace the ferry at the lowest crossing point of the River Lochy. The bridge was replaced by a concrete structure designed by Sir Owen Williams in 1928.
Information from RCAHMS (PMcK) 17 September 2014.

In 1928 Sir Owen Williams replaced the 19th century suspension bridge with a reinforced concrete structure supported by cylindrical concrete piers. In turn, the bridge was replaced by the present structure in the 1960s.
Information from RCAHMS (PMcK) 17 September 2014.

In 1968 the present road bridge was built to replace the bridge designed by Sit Owen Williams in 1928 .
Information from RCAHMS (PMcK) 17 September 2014.

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Grid reference Centred NN 1240 7574 (71m by 84m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NN17NW
Civil Parish KILMALLIE
Geographical Area LOCHABER

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