April A-Z: I is for Infirmary Bridge

The Infirmary Bridge is like the non-identical twin of the Greig Street Bridge – another Victorian suspension footbridge across the River Ness, but this time a little further upstream. This bridge gets its name from being next to the Royal Northern Infirmary, an old Inverness hospital – the Infirmary is actually the building on the left hand side of the last image.

Like its sister bridge the Infirmary Bridge was also cast in 1881, but the maker this time was Ness Ironworks. It has a central span of 52.7m (173ft) and two side spans of 15.2m (50ft) so is slightly smaller in stature than the Greig Street Bridge.

For this year’s A-Z I’m going to take you on a photographic tour of My Inverness, Past and Present. I grew up in the local area, I went to school here and brought up my three children here, but I moved away to London for 18 years before returning home for good at the end of last summer.

P.S. My initial plan for my A-Z posts has necessarily been curtailed somewhat due to the current coronavirus pandemic, but we’ll get through the alphabet one way or another, however creative my use of subjects may have to be – so thank you for visiting Inverness with me, and I hope you enjoy our trip!

6 thoughts on “April A-Z: I is for Infirmary Bridge

    1. This bridge bounces a little bit too when you walk across it, but not as much as the slightly longer one at ‘our’ end of town! I think Victorian ironwork is still pretty cool, even today 🙂


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