Ness Viaduct (1862-1989)
Ness Viaduct (1990-)
This is a modern single track girder viaduct dating from 1990, which replaced the original stone single track viaduct which collapsed in 1989.
The original viaduct had five arches over the River Ness, four smaller arches on the eastern approach and a girder bridge over Harbour Road, continuing towards the station on a dressed stone embankment, and to the west was single girder bridge over Anderson Street.
The new viaduct replaces the central five arches over the river with three long girders. It is elegant, simple and unremarkable.
Castle Stuart Platform
Other railway and industry locations
Rose Street Junction
Needlefield Carriage Sidings
Muirton Basin Junction
Cromwell^s Fort [Inverness]
Inverness Bus Station
|Location names in dark blue are on the same original line.|
|07/02/1989||[Inverness and Ross-shire Railway]|
Ness Viaduct, Inverness, collapses, separating the Thurso, Wick and Kyle of Lochalsh lines from the rest of the network. Dingwall becomes a terminus, Muir of Ord becomes a train maintenance depot and buses operate between Inverness and Dingwall while a new bridge is built.
|07/02/1989||[Kyle of Lochalsh Extension Railway] ([Highland Railway])|
Ness Viaduct, Inverness, collapses.