Aberlour, R. Spey, Highland

 

Location N 57°28’13.38”

                 W 3°13’54.17”

 

Span      87.48 m (287 feet)

Width    2m (6 feet)

Built       c1903

 

Evidence that this was a Harper bridge: partial

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This is another Abernethy bridge built with design input from Louis Harper, which was to be followed two years later by the Cambus o’ May bridge.  Here again Abernethy opted not to place a pier in mid stream but rely on suspension instead.  It has been well maintained over the years since it was commissioned. It is also known as the ‘Penny Bridge’ – the original toll for crossing it (pontage).

 

It is a handsome structure with a truss deck, lattice steel towers and Harper finials.

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