MHG51306 - Former bridge over the River Dulnain at Broomhill

Summary

The first bridge over the River Dulnain at Broomhill, constructed in 1857 and destroyed by force of water some time prior to 1894.

Type and Period (1)

  • BRIDGE (Constructed, 19th Century - 1857 AD to 1857 AD)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

The first bridge over the River Dulnain at Broomhill was probably the one built in 1857. Its construction was chiefly due to the minister's "zealous and unwearied advocacy" as reported in the Inverness Advertiser. He hoped that the bridge would bring the scattered communities together. This bridge was subsequently swept away, as were its successors. The current bridge was built in 1894. <1>

This bridge, or possible a successor, is depicted on the 1st edition Ordnance Survey map of 1871. <2>


<1> Nelson, G, 1990, Highland Bridges, p 69 (Text/Publication/Volume). SHG2572.


<2> Ordnance Survey, 1871-4, Ordnance Survey 1st edition 25 inch map: Inverness (Image/Map). SHG23389.

Sources/Archives (2)

Map

Location

Grid reference NH 99695 22353 (point) (Approximate)
Map sheet NH92SE
Civil Parish ABERNETHY AND KINCARDINE
Civil Parish DUTHIL AND ROTHIEMURCHUS
Geographical Area BADENOCH AND STRATHSPEY

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