MHG52718 - Site of footbridge, Ardclach
The site of a footbridge constructed in 1871.
Type and Period (1)
- FOOTBRIDGE (Constructed, 19th Century - 1871 AD? to 1871 AD?)
- None recorded
A footbridge is depicted on the 6 inch 1st edition Ordnance Survey map c.1871. This would have been the precursor to the bridge to the south west, now also demolished. <1>
The official opening of a new bridge at Ardclach was reported by the Inverness Advertiser on 2 September 1871. The The opening took place on Wednesday 30 August. The article reports that the Earl of Leven and Melville "has generously caused a girder passenger bridge of 100ft span to be erected over the Findhorn opposite the old church of Ardclach. This will prove a great convenience to the tenantry, particularly in going to church." The article does not indicate that this was replacing a previous structure. <2>
|Grid reference||Centred NH 95547 44967 (20m by 20m) (Centred)|
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