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Waterloo Bridge (Inverness)

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Waterloo Bridge
Location Map ( geo)
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Waterloo Bridge looking North
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From:  Waterloo Place
To:  Grant Street
Highway Authority
Opening Date
1808, 1896
Additional Information
Bridge Type:  Truss Bridge
On road(s)
This article is about the bridge across the River Ness in Inverness.
For other Waterloo Bridges, see Waterloo Bridge

Plaque on parapet

Waterloo Bridge, also known as the Black Bridge, crosses the River Ness in Inverness. It is the furthest downstream road crossing of the river, although the Kessock Bridge crosses the Beauly Firth which the river flows into. It's alternative name comes from its predecessor, a 13-span Wooden Bridge which had originally been built in 1808, and was black in colour, although whether this was from preservative or discolouration of the timber in the salt water is unknown.

Construction of the present bridge was started in March 1895, and it was opened on the 26th of February 1896. It consists of 5 Iron truss spans, supported on iron columns and despite the collapse of the nearby rail bridge in the 1989 floods, this bridge survived without any significant damage. The bridge carries the U4620 on a two lane road and has a 7.5 tonne weight limit on goods vehicles.

Waterloo Bridge (Inverness)
Related Pictures
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Crossings of the Rivers Ness, Moriston, Oich & Garry
River Ness & Loch Ness tributariesArdachy Bridge • Bridge of Tarff • Allt Doe Bridge • White Bridge • Lower Foyers Bridge • Inverfarigaig Bridge • Divach Bridge • Borlum Bridge • White Bridge • Shenval Bridge • Drumnadrochit Bridge • Dochfour Causeway • Ness Bridge • Friars Bridge • Waterloo Bridge • Kessock Bridge
River MoristonLoch Loyne Bridge • River Loyne Bridge • Cluanie Bridge • Moriston Bridge • Ceannacroc Bridge • Torgoyle Bridge • Invermoriston Bridge
Rivers Oich and GarryLoch Quioch Bridge • Invergarry Bridge • Bridge of Oich • Fort Augustus Bridge

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