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- Category: A
- Date Added: 14/10/1986
- Local Authority: Moray
- Planning Authority: Moray
- Burgh: Aberlour
National Grid Reference
- NGR: NJ 26224 42906
- Coordinates: 326224, 842906
1902, James Abernethy, Engineers and Builders, Aberdeen;
James Lawrence, Craigellachie, Contractor. Suspension
footbridge. Cast-iron lattice-girder span supported by wire
rope main cables; end lattice-girder pylons with ball and
Approximate span; 320'
Statement of Special Interest
Constructed to replace ferry after a drowning tragedy in
1901. Also known as the 'Penny Bridge' as the Elchies Estate
charged a penny toll.
James Flemming, banker, distiller and benefactor to
Aberlour who died before the bridge was completed, left $500
towards the cost.
River Spey forms parish boundary with Knockando and line
of bridge boundary between Aberlour Burgh and Parish.
Upgraded B to A 9.11.87
BANFFSHIRE HERALD, 15 Feb, 8 and 11 Nov, 1902.
ELGIN COURIER AND COURANT, 22 May, 1942 (History of Bridge).
John Hume, THE INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY OF SCOTLAND ii
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