Friday photo; Bridge to Nowhere

The above photo is taken from the James Shaw Grant collection, and shows Tolsta’s famous Bridge to Nowhere, built by Lord Leverhulme in an attempt to create a road link between Tolsta and Ness.

The bridge became somewhat of a rite of passage for some Tolsta boys (and girls) who were determined to leave their mark on the bridge, as can be seen by the graffiti in the centre of the photo.  If you (carefully!) walk down by the side of the bridge and have a look at beneath the bridge, you can see the mark of some of the more daring graffiti ‘artists’, leaving one to wonder how on earth they managed it!

About David Powell

Project Manager and Archivist with Tasglann nan Eilean Siar
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