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Oich, Old Suspension Bridge General View

SC 493487

Description Oich, Old Suspension Bridge General View

Date 19/5/1976

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 493487

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 east, The massiveness of the pylons is evident, as is the slenderness of the Dredge ironwork, which was, however still in very good condition after 125 years. 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 H76/106/13


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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