Ness Viaduct

Location type

Bridge


Names and dates

Ness Viaduct (1862-1989)
Ness Viaduct (1990-)


Description

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.

08/03/2018

Tags

Viaduct

External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67
NLS Map
NLS Map



Dates

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.