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Fochabers Bridge General View

SC 508570

Description Fochabers Bridge General View

Date 23/8/1976

Collection Papers of Professor John R Hume, economic and industrial historian, Glasgow, Scotland

Catalogue Number SC 508570

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Old Spey Bridge, Fochabers, Morayshire This bridge, designed by Thomas Telford, was completed in 1806. It was originally a four-span masonry structure, but during the great Highland floods of 1829 two of the spans were washed out. After temporary repair a single cast-iron arch replaced them. This view shows the bridge from the south west, with the cast iron arch on the left. The carriage way had been widened and internal bracing introduced in the 1960s. Note the massive concrete platforms round the bases of the piers, to resist scour. The old bridge was bypassed c1970, by a composite steel and concrete bridge immediately downstream, but the old bridge has been retain as a footbridge. The cast-iron arch of 1852 is the longest of its kind in Scotland. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H76/254/3


File Format (TIF) Tagged Image File Format bitmap

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