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Archaeology Notes

Event ID 661897

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Archaeology Notes


NH64SE 52 66425 44570


OS 1:10,000 map, 1984.

(Suspension bridge of wire rope and truss deck type). Built 1881 by C R Manners, engineer, and W Smith and sons, Ness Iron Works, contractors. Lattice-girder pylons on cast-iron bases, wire-rope cables, iron rod suspenders, light truss span. Main span 173 ft (52.7m), side spans 50 ft (15.2m). Public footbridge.

J R Hume 1977b.

This suspension bridge carries a footpath across the River Ness to the E of the Royal Northern Infirmary (NH64SE 147.00).

The location assigned to this record defines the centre of the span. The available map evidence indicates that it extends from NH c. 66390 44579 to NH c. 66460 44561.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 29 March 2006.

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