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Ness Bridge

The latest of a sequence of bridges at this location which date back to the 11th century, the Ness Bridge comprises a three-span pre-stressed concrete structure in the centre of Inverness (Highland). It was built by Sir Murdoch Macdonald and Partners in 1959-61 and carries four lanes of traffic across the river. The earliest bridges here were wooden structures, with the first stone-built bridge being constructed in 1685. This was lost to a flood in 1849 and, in 1855, the town built a suspension bridge as a replacement. By the 1950s, the narrow passage through the massive masonry tower which formed the eastern support of this suspension bridge had become a bottleneck to traffic and a new bridge was needed.


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