MHG3117 - Ness Viaduct, Inverness Harbour


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NH64NE 130 6626 4602 to 6641 4594.

An 11-span viaduct with five flat segmental arches, each 73 ft (22.2m) long, over the river. On the N side there is a single plate-girder approach span and on the S there are four short segmental arches and a plate-girder span.
J R Hume 1977.

Broken by floodwater February 1988; de-listed subsequently.
HBD List.

This viaduct was built by Joseph Mitchell and Deakin & Co (contractors) to carry the Inverness and Ross-shire Rly across the River Ness. The bridge was broken by floodwater on the night of 6/7 February 1989, its replacement (alongside) being opened on 9 May 1990.
The original structure was a stone viaduct of overall length 669 ft (203.9m) and maximum height 40 ft (12.2m) above the river bed.
M Smith 1994.

Engineer: Mr Mitchell 1861-62

1 large newspaper cutting from the Illustrated London News May 16th, 1863.
Probably stored in the Print Room.

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Grid reference Centred NH 6633 4599 (164m by 104m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH64NE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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