MHG3763 - Site of former suspension bridge to Ness Islands, Island Bank Road, Inverness
No summary available.
Type and Period (1)
- SUSPENSION BRIDGE (19th Century - 1801 AD to 1900 AD)
- None recorded
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.
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>
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Hay and Stell, G D and G P. 1986. Monuments of industry. 189.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Hume, J R. 1977. The industrial archaeology of Scotland 2: The Highlands and Islands. Paper (Original). 208.
- --- Text/Publication/Volume: Minchinton, W. 1984. A guide to industrial archaeology sites in Britain. 169.
- <1> Text/Publication/Article: Hume, J R. 1977. 'Scottish suspension bridges', Scot Archaeol Forum Vol. 8 1976, p.91-105. Scot Archaeol Forum. 91-105. 103, no. 4c.
- <2> Verbal Communication: Hooper, J. Comment by Janet Hooper, HC Archaeologist. 04/04/2003.
- <3> Verbal Communication: Historic Scotland. 2009. Phone conversation between Sylvina Tilbury, HCAU, and member of Historic Scotland listings team. 09/12/2009.
- <4> Text/Publication/Volume: Nelson, G. 1990. Highland Bridges. Paperback. p.7-8.
|Grid reference||Centred NH 6644 4390 (26m by 14m) (Buffered by site type)|
|Civil Parish||INVERNESS AND BONA|
Related Monuments/Buildings (1)
Related Investigations/Events (0)
External Links (2)
Comments and Feedback
Do you have any more information about this record? Please feel free to comment with information and photographs, or ask any questions, using the "Disqus" tool below. Comments are moderated, and we aim to respond/publish as soon as possible.