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King George Vi Bridge, Ruthrieston, Aberdeen

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Latitude: 57.1284 / 57°7'42"N

Longitude: -2.1079 / 2°6'28"W

OS Eastings: 393565

OS Northings: 804167

OS Grid: NJ935041

Mapcode National: GBR SB2.6C

Mapcode Global: WH9QX.L3F4

Plus Code: 9C9V4VHR+9R

Entry Name: King George Vi Bridge, Ruthrieston, Aberdeen

Listing Name: King George VI Bridge over River Dee, at Great Southern Road

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354516

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20070

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Kincorth/Nigg/Cove

Traditional County: Kincardineshire

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Sir Frank Mears, 1938-1941. 3-span depressed-arch bridge over River Dee with 2 round-arched flood arches to E. Concrete with rough-faced granite facing; rough-faced arch-rings, finely finished to margins; cutwaters rising to form refuges, each with coat of arms on outer side; finely finished parapet, with plaque inside to S reading "CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF ABERDEEN: KING GEORGE VI BRIDGE. THE FOUNDATION STONE OF THIS BRIDGE WAS LAID BY LORD PROVOST EDWARD W. WATT ON 15TH SEPTEMBER 1938...."; 2 large refuges to E. Stepped down wing wall extending SW with stone steps up to bridge, County of Aberdeen coat of arms flanking steps to right.

Statement of Interest

King George VI was present when the foundation stone of the bridge was laid in 1938, and Queen Elisabeth (then Princess) named and opened the bridge.

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