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Oich, Old Suspension Bridge View of masonry pylon and cable anchorings

SC 493486

Description Oich, Old Suspension Bridge View of masonry pylon and cable anchorings

Date 19/5/1976

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 493486

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Bridge of Oich, Aberchalder This bridge, at first sight a conventional suspension bridge, is in fact a double cantilever structure, built to a patent by James Dredge, Bath. It has arched and pedimented pylons supporting Dredge's system of chains, carrying an iron-framed timber deck This view shows the bridge from the south east, looking along the line of the pre-1932 road, and showing one of the pylons, with its massive granite construction. Dredge's patent used small-diameter wrought-iron rods to suspend the deck. The main chains reduced in width from the pylon end, with inclined suspender rods giving stiffness to the structure. This bridge has been repaired by Historic Scotland since 1990. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H76/106/12

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/493486

File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

Collection Hierarchy - Item Level

Collection Level (551 147) Papers of John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

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Attribution: © HES. Reproduced courtesy of J R Hume

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