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Inverness, Ness Walk, Infirmary Suspension Footbridge

Footbridge (Period Unassigned), Suspension Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Inverness, Ness Walk, Infirmary Suspension Footbridge

Classification Footbridge (Period Unassigned), Suspension Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Ness Bank Suspension Bridge; Infirmary Bridge; River Ness

Canmore ID 13536

Site Number NH64SE 52

NGR NH 66425 44570

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


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Administrative Areas

  • Council Highland
  • Parish Inverness And Bona
  • Former Region Highland
  • Former District Inverness
  • Former County Inverness-shire

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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