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Invermoriston Old Bridge

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Record Detail

  • Organisation
    RCAHMS
  • Alternative name(s)
    RIVER MORISTON; LOCH NESS
  • Canmore ID
    104504
  • Site type
    ROAD BRIDGE
  • Parish
    BOLESKINE AND ABERTARFF
  • Council
    INVERNESS-SHIRE
  • NGR
    NH 41954 16572
  • Latitude, longitude
    57.212556N, 4.618545W
  • Archeological notes
    NH41NW 11.00 NH 41954 16572 NH41NW 11.01 NH 41988 16542 New Bridge (Invermoriston Bridge) (Location cited as NH 419 166). Old Bridge, Invermoriston, built 1803-21, engineer Thomas Telford. The arch rings, with parts of the spandrels, of a 2-span rubble bridge, by-passed in 1933. The central pier is a rocky islet in the river. J R Hume 1977. This bridge carries the former line of the A82 public road across the River Moriston immediately NW of its successor bridge (NH41NW 11.01) and a short distance above the debouchement of the river into Loch Ness. The river here forms the boundary between the parishes of Urquhart and Glenmoriston (to the N) and Boleskine and Abertarff (to the S). Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 18 December 2000.
  • Architectural notes
    N/A

Related material information

SCANNED IMAGES

  • 1291675 (1936)
    General view of downstream side of old bridge Negative bag titled: 'Caledonian Canal. Invermoriston Old Bridge'
  • 498729 (30/5/1976)
    Invermoriston Old Bridge General view from SE showing S front
  • 498727 (30/5/1976)
    Invermoriston Old Bridge View from NE showing N front of E arch
  • 498726 (30/5/1976)
    Invermoriston Old Bridge View from NNW showing E tip
  • 498725 (30/5/1976)
    Invermoriston Old Bridge View from ENE showing N front of E arch with W arch in background

PHOTOGRAPHS

  • 104504 (1936)
    General view of downstream side of old bridge Negative bag titled: 'Caledonian Canal. Invermoriston Old Bridge'
  • 104504 (1806)
    Photographic copy of drawing showing plans and dimensions of Harbours, Wharfs and Ferry-Piers.
  • 104504 ()
    General view of downstream side of old bridge
  • 104504 ()
    Detail of downstream side of old bridge
  • 104504 ()
    General view of downstream side of old bridge
  • 104504 (1967)
    General view of downstream side of old bridge in ruinous state
  • 104504 (1967)
    General view of downstream side of old bridge in ruinous state
  • 104504 (1967)
    General view of downstream side of old bridge in ruinous state
  • 104504 (1967)
    View of upstream side of old and new bridges. Old bridge in ruinous condition
  • 104504 (1967)
    View of upstream side of old and new bridges. Old bridge in ruinous condition

MANUSCRIPTS

  • 104504 (30/5/1976)
    John R Hume Industrial/CBA cards Filed under Inverness-shire, Boleskine and Abertarff parish. Contact prints attached (Hume photo index number H76/157/5, 6, 7, 9). (see NMRS MS/749 entry for Collection description)

PRINTS AND DRAWINGS

  • 104504 ()
    "Elevation, plan and dimensions of bridges in the Highlands of Scotland, made and constructed under the direction of the Commissioners for Highland roads and bridges 1803-1821" Thomas Telford, engineer; Engraved by Edmund Turrell; Drawn by R H Palmer Covers the following bridges: Bridge at Greystones, Latheran Wheel Bridge, Balnagown Bridge, Allness Bridge, Easter Fearn, Bridge over the Varrar, Cannech Bridge, Bridge over the Diak, Bridge for the Aultmore, Sheal Bridge, Cros Bridge, Bridge over the river Moriston, Borlam Bridge, Bridge of Ballachandraine, Adrie Bridge, Calder Bridge, Kirk Laggan Bridge, Bridge for the Water of Roy, Spean Bridge, Bonar Bridge over the Dornoch Firth, Contin Bridge, Craig Ellachie, Alford Bridge over the river Don, Wick Bridge, Helmsdale Bridge, Aultnaharrar Bridge over the Tarrie, Conan Bridge, Dunkeld Bridge over the river Tay, Lovat Bridge, Potarch Bridge over river Dee, Torgoyle Bridge, Balater Bridge over river Dee, Strathfleet Mound and Bridge, Fairness Bridge, Bridge and river Nethy.
  • 104504 (1806)
    Mechanical copy of drawing showing plans and dimensions of Harbours, Wharfs and Ferry-Piers. Kirkwall Harbour, Fortrose Harbour, Cullen Harbour, Avoch Harbour, Peterhead Harbour, Portmaholmach Harbour, Channery Point-Ferry Pier, Ballintraed Harbour, Nairn Harbour, Gordoun Harbour, Burgh-head Harbour, Fraserburgh Harbour, Invergordon Ferry Piers, Dingwall Canal, Bamff Harbour, Inverfarigaig Landing-pier, St. Catherines Ferry Pier, Portree Harbour, Corran of Ardgower Pier(West side), East Tarbert Harbour, Kyle Haken S.W. Ferry Pier, Corran of Ardgower Ferry Pier (East side), Feoline Harbour, Kyle Haken N.E. Ferry Pier, Tobermory Harbour, Kyle Rhea Ferry Pier (North side), Small Isles Harbour, Kyle Rhea Fery Pier (South side), Pier for Dornie Ferry. Titled: 'Plans And Dimensions Of Harbours, Wharfs And Ferry-Piers, Made Or Improved Under The Direction Of The Commissioners For Highland Roads And Bridges, 1806-1821. Thos. Telford, Engineer.'

1st edition 6-inch maps

TitleDateOther parishes/counties
 Ordnance Survey six-inch to the mile, Inverness-shire (Mainland), Sheet LIII1871