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Latitude: 56.9885 / 56°59'18"N
Longitude: -3.479 / 3°28'44"W
OS Eastings: 310223
OS Northings: 789564
OS Grid: NO102895
Mapcode National: GBR KBS7.T6Q
Mapcode Global: WH5L9.JLJW
Entry Name: Mar Lodge Victoria Bridge
Listing Date: 18 March 1985
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 333976
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB3002
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Crathie and Braemar
Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
1905. 3 span decorative lattice girder bridge on battered round-ended piers of bull faced granite coursers. Convex approach walls. Iron horse shoe arch with inscriptions to both faces on S approach (see notes). Simple die blocks and wing retaining wall to N. Ornamental cast iron handrail to carriageway.
This large and particularly ornate bridge was the main approach to the main Mar Lodge complex. The decorative cast iron balustrade and sturdy granite piers give the bridge a distinctive appearance, which is further enhanced by the horse-shoe arch to the S. The present bridge replaced a timber and stone bridge destroyed in the Muckle Spate of 1829, and some of the cast iron super structure, notably the decorative balustrade, may date from the previous bridge. The horse shoe arch bears the inscriptions 'Edward VII, 1905', and 'Queen Victoria, 1848' and is a significant landscape feature.
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