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Abergeldie Bridge over River Dee

A Category B Listed Building in Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0438 / 57°2'37"N

Longitude: -3.1761 / 3°10'33"W

OS Eastings: 328736

OS Northings: 795356

OS Grid: NO287953

Mapcode National: GBR W8.BC83

Mapcode Global: WH6MD.57T0

Entry Name: Abergeldie Bridge over River Dee

Listing Date: 2 November 1976

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333961

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2987

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crathie and Braemar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

1885. Blaikie Brothers engineers, Aberdeen. Slender iron foot suspension bridge with light wooden deck supported by wire rope cables suspended from lattice'girder pylons. Wire mesh parapets.

Statement of Interest

This is a slender and lightweight bridge, built at the expense of Queen Victoria. Before this bridge, there had been a rope and cable bridge across the river, which had been the scene of a tragic accident in 1824, when the rope broke and a young married couple drowned. The bridge is currently (2005) unsafe to use and in a poor state of repair.

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