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VICTORIA BRIDGE OVER RIVER SPEYLB20873

Status: Designated

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Summary

Information

  • Category: A
  • Date Added: 14/10/1986

Location

  • Local Authority: Moray
  • Planning Authority: Moray
  • Burgh: Aberlour

National Grid Reference

  • NGR: NJ 26224 42906
  • Coordinates: 326224, 842906

Description

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

spike finials.

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

References

Bibliography

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

(1977), p.168.

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