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Picture added on 09 July 2009 at 20:29
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Bridges over the Ness
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Surely there's lots of 'artistic license' in this picture? I've never heard of a bridge at that point on the river.
Added by Garve Scott-Lodge on 13 July 2009
Looking at the Bridge structure, my guess is this was a temporary Bridge possibly while the main Bridge was being built / upgraded , to the left of the bridge.
Added by Peter Gow on 14 July 2009
Yes indeed it was the temporary bridge put in place while the beautiful old suspension bridge was being dismantled and replaced by what I've always known as the "New Bridge" (probably more appropriately referred to as the Ness Bridge".

This temporary bridge was in place when I moved to Inverness in 1961.
Added by Dave Conner on 29 July 2009
Interesting picture, especially the non-vandalised east bank architecture! As a child, I remember this bridge in use prior to the demolition of the old Ness Bridge. I'm pretty sure that, for a period, it took westbound traffic only. We always knew it as 'the temporary bridge'.
Added by Philip Wylie on 02 September 2009
This is the "temporary" bridge which was in situ just prior to the start of WW2. I believe it was placed to facilitate the construction of a replacement for the old suspension bridge. However, war intervened, and the replacement project had to be abandoned.
Added by Walter Gray on 02 April 2010
There was also a temporary pedestrian bridge between this bridge and the new bridge.
Added by William Macdonald on 28 July 2013
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