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Victoria Bridge over River Spey

A Category A Listed Building in Speyside Glenlivet, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.4704 / 57°28'13"N

Longitude: -3.2317 / 3°13'53"W

OS Eastings: 326224

OS Northings: 842906

OS Grid: NJ262429

Mapcode National: GBR L8DZ.DB2

Mapcode Global: WH6K7.BHCG

Entry Name: Victoria Bridge over River Spey

Listing Date: 14 October 1986

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 356075

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20873

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberlour

County: Moray

Town: Aberlour

Electoral Ward: Speyside Glenlivet

Traditional County: Banffshire

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Description

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'

Statement of Interest

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

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