MHG3763 - Site of former suspension bridge to Ness Islands, Island Bank Road, Inverness


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Type and Period (1)

  • SUSPENSION BRIDGE (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NH64SE 51 6645 4390

(Suspension bridge of James Dredge type: location cited as NH 665 438). Built 1853-4 by James Dredge, engineer. Cast-iron pylons, tapering iron rod chains of Dredge type, iron frame to booms, wooden deck. Span 83 ft (25.3m) Public footbridge. <1>

This site has only been partially upgraded for SCRAN. For further information, please consult the Architecture Catalogues for Inverness District.
March 1998

Paper copy of Listed Building Record missing at time of update. <2>

This bridge has been demolished and was removed from the statutory list on 16 January 1998. <3>

One of a pair of Dredge bridges, built 1853-4. Island Bank Road Bridge was 83 feet in span. It replaced an earlier bridge, erected in 1829 for the opening up of Ness Islands. This early bridge fell in 1849. <4>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6644 4390 (26m by 14m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH64SE
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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