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Port-Na-Craig, Suspension Bridge

A Category B Listed Building in Pitlochry, Perth and Kinross

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.6986 / 56°41'55"N

Longitude: -3.7326 / 3°43'57"W

OS Eastings: 294002

OS Northings: 757665

OS Grid: NN940576

Mapcode National: GBR KC40.JY9

Mapcode Global: WH5MJ.MWSM

Entry Name: Port-Na-Craig, Suspension Bridge

Listing Date: 9 June 1981

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 385730

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB39858

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Pitlochry

County: Perth and Kinross

Town: Pitlochry

Electoral Ward: Highland

Traditional County: Perthshire

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Description

1913. Suspension footbridge over River Tummel with maker's plate 'Lanarkshire Steel Co Ltd, Scotland/Siemens Martin Process'. 3-stage, finialled steel pylons, that to S with inscribed plaque 'Erected in Memory of Lieutenant Colonel George Glas Sandeman of Fonab/Opened by the Marchioness of Tulliebardine on Empire Day 1913'. Lattice parapets and girder span from cables.

Statement of Interest

Port-Na-Craig bridge replaced a ferry crossing established during the 12th century by monks of Coupar Angus who had received the lands of Fonab as a gift. The last ferry crossing took place on Empire Day 1913 when the bridge was opened by the Duchess of Atholl. Upstream from Port-Na-Craig is the Coronation Bridge (listed separately), a similar suspension bridge erected in 1911 to commemorate the coronation of King George V.

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