MHG8141 - Suspension Bridge, Alness


A wire suspension bridge which was swept away in the heavy October rains of 1993.

Type and Period (1)

  • SUSPENSION BRIDGE (Modern - 1901 AD to 2100 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

NH66NE 33 6570 6844

(Suspension bridge of wire rope and unstiffened deck type with wooden pylons). Built 1971. Wire-rope cables, rod suspenders, wooden deck, wire mesh railings. Public footbridge.
J R Hume 1977b.

The suspension bridge over the River Averon was swept away in the heavy October rains of 1993. At the time only the 2 wire ropes remained with a few of the wooden planks of the walkway dangling into the river. (Alness and District Times, November 1993). There was also a picture on the front page of the newspaper of the remains of the bridge. <2>

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Grid reference Centred NH 6570 6844 (36m by 18m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NH66NE
Geographical Area ROSS AND CROMARTY
Civil Parish ALNESS

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