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The destruction of the first Bonar Bridge in 1892
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The destruction of the first Bonar Bridge in 1892

Nine page extract from 'Memorable Floods in the Highlands During the 19th Century' by D Naine, published in 1895, including the cover page and Chapter 11 pages 97-104 which describe the circumstances of the flood which destroyed the first Bonar Bridge on 29th January 1892. The extract includes drawings of the destroyed and replacement bridge. In summary, a snow storm on 6th January 1892 lasted for ten days resulting in a depth of snow of at least 3 feet in inland areas. Frost in the following ten days provided some feeling of relief that there would not be a sudden quick thaw, however, on 28th January 1892 there was a dramatic rise in temperature accompanied by torrents of rain, significantly raising the water level in the Kyle of Sutherland. The spate of water at Bonar Bridge, greater than seen in living memory, produced cracks at the southern end of the bridge which ultimately led to its destruction. (see picture #11342 photograph of the orginal bridge)
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