This 126 ft girder railway swing bridge crosses the Caledonian Canal near Inverness where the canal passes between Muirtown Basin (to the south) and Clachnaharry Sea Lock. The railway crossing over has the former Clachnaharry station to the west and former Canal Junction [Inverness] to the east.
The bridge is painted white to reduce expansion in sunny weather. It is controlled by the neighbouring signal box ('B' listed). The bridge was replaced in 1909 and the box was replaced around the same time with a larger cabin (perhaps late 1890s). The box remains open but not as a block post since 1988.
The bridge pivots on its east end.
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| Canal Junction [Inverness]|
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|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|/ /1909||Inverness and Ross-shire Railway|
Clachnaharry Swing Bridge installed.
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