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Alexander Bridge, Tain

A Category B Listed Building in Tain, Highland

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Latitude: 57.815 / 57°48'53"N

Longitude: -4.0462 / 4°2'46"W

OS Eastings: 278535

OS Northings: 882433

OS Grid: NH785824

Mapcode National: GBR J8C2.CB6

Mapcode Global: WH4DT.TTFV

Plus Code: 9C9QRX73+XG

Entry Name: Alexander Bridge, Tain

Listing Name: The Links, Alexandra Footbridge

Listing Date: 15 February 1990

Last Amended: 27 December 2019

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 388312

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB41922

Building Class: Cultural

Also known as: Tain, Alexandra Bridge
Alexandra Bridge, Tain
The Links, Alexander Footbridge
The Links, Alexandra Footbridge

ID on this website: 200388312

Location: Tain

County: Highland

Town: Tain

Electoral Ward: Tain and Easter Ross

Tagged with: Bridge Suspension bridge Footbridge

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Designed by David J. Reid and made by the Rose Street Foundry of Inverness, 1901-1902. A decorative suspension footbridge with a span of approximately 50 metres. It has a wooden deck supported by steel cables and hangers, and pairs of lattice-steel pylons at each end, topped by ornate finials.

Statement of Interest

This decorative wire-rope suspension bridge with a elegantly curved walkway has a remarkably long span. It is a distinctive feature on the coastline on the edge of Tain, crossing the mouth of the River Tain. It provides walkers access over the river to ground known as Plaids Circle. It is one of about 20 wire footbridges in Scotland.

Listed building record updated in 2019.

Statutory address updated (2019). Previously listed as ' THE LINKS, ALEXANDER FOOTBRIDGE'

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