MHG3068 - Kessock Bridge
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Type and Period (1)
- BRIDGE (20th Century - 1976 AD to 1982 AD (built))
Built 1976-82 by the Cleveland RDL Kessock Consortium in association with Helmut Homberg and Trafalgar House Engineering Services Ltd; the Rees Bridge over the Rhine near Dusseldorf was the model. 1052m continuous steel superstructure, the central span supported by steel cables strung in a harp configuration from four steel towers.
J Gifford 1992.
This bridge carries the A9(T) dual-carriageway public road over the Beauly Firth at the Kessock Narrows, between Longman Point, South Kessock (Inverness-shire) and Craigton Point, North Kessock (Ross and Cromarty). It was built in conjunction with the Cromarty Bridge (NH56SE 37) across the Cromarty Firth, and is approached up a rising road on the S side and across the level clifftop on the N.
Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 22 July 1997.
The bridge was listed at Category B by Historic Environment Scotland with effect from 26/09/2019. <1>
- --- Image/Photograph(s)/Aerial Photograph: J.S.Bone. North Kessock and Bridge. Colour Slide. .
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Kessock Bridge & Rosemarkie Bay from fortrose.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Kessock Bridge from Fortrose.. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Kessock Bridge. Colour Slide; Digital Image. .
- --- Text/Publication/Monograph: Gifford, J. 1992. Highland and Islands. The Buildings of Scotland. Paper (Original). 195.
- --- Image/Photograph(s): Sunset over the Kessock Bridge. Unknown. .
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6649 4760 (841m by 692m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||INVERNESS AND BONA|
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External Links (3)
- http://kweimar.de/Bilder_XML.php?ket=02_01 (View more information on this bridge from a website about Highland Bridges)
- https://canmore.org.uk/site/68591 (View HES Canmore entry for this site)
- https://portal.historicenvironment.scot/designation/LB52506 (View online HES designation record)
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