VICTORIA BRIDGE OVER RIVER SPEY (Ref:20873)
This building is in the Moray Council and the
It is a category A building and was listed on 14/10/1986.
Group Items: N/A,
Group Cat: N/A,
Map Ref: NJ 262 429.
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'
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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