NH7286 : Meikle Ferry (North) pier

taken 7 years ago, near to Ardmore, Highland, Great Britain

Meikle Ferry (North) pier
Meikle Ferry (North) pier
This pier was the northern terminus of the Meikle Ferry. Prior to the end of the 18th century all traffic relied on the ferries at Meikle and Littleferry for communication and trade across the Dornoch Firth.

In the summer of 1809 a ferry so overloaded with passengers travelling from the Sutherland side of the Kyle, was swamped by waves and 99 people were drowned including Sheriff McCulloch of Dornoch who had urged the ferry men to leave some of the passengers behind. People were reluctant to use the ferry after this and travelled the long way around via the new iron bridge at Bonar built by Telford in 1812. There were plans in hand to build a bridge at the Meikle Ferry and such a bridge was designed by Robert Stevenson somewhere about 1830. The bridge was never built according to his plan, but a similar bridge of modern day materials was built in 1992 which cut out the road through Edderton, Ardgay and Bonar bridge, carrying the A9.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 18 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 23 August, 2011
Transport > Ferry crossing point (former)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 7289 8695 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:51.2352N 4:8.6122W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 7292 8705
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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