MHG3812 - Railway Swing Bridge - Clachnaharry, Inverness


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  • SWING BRIDGE (Built, 19th Century to 20th Century - 1801 AD to 2000 AD)

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This bridge was rebuilt in 1909 for the Highland Rly, replacing the original bridge of 1886. A steel-bowed plate-girder swing bridge 126 ft (37.5m) long cross the Caledonian Canal on the skew. It is hand-operated and protected by railway and canal signals (the latter still of Highland Rly pattern).
J R Hume 1977.

This opening bridge was built by Joseph Mitchell and Deakin & Co (contractors) to carry the Inverness and Ross-shire Rly across the Caledonian Canal. It measures 126 ft (38.4m) in total length. The line opened on 11 June 1862 and is still in use.
M Smith 1994.

The swing bridge and its associated signal box (see MHG3214) were listed at Category B by Historic Scotland in 1999.

The listing description was updated by Historic Scotland in 2013 as part of Scottish Signal Boxes Review (2012-13). <1>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6484 4659 (65m by 42m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH64NW
Geographical Area INVERNESS

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