Waterloo Bridge (Inverness)
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|Waterloo Bridge looking North|
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)|