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Bridge Street Viaduct over Windmill Brae.

A Category B Listed Building in Aberdeen, Aberdeen

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.1451 / 57°8'42"N

Longitude: -2.1016 / 2°6'5"W

OS Eastings: 393947

OS Northings: 806022

OS Grid: NJ939060

Mapcode National: GBR SBZ.0G

Mapcode Global: WH9QQ.PNFW

Entry Name: Bridge Street Viaduct over Windmill Brae.

Listing Date: 12 January 1967

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 354520

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20074

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aberdeen

County: Aberdeen

Town: Aberdeen

Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

John Willet 1865-7. Series of arches of diminishing height
from Union Street to Guild Street. Arch exposed at Windmill
Brae, brick with stone spandrels c.i. parapet.

Statement of Interest

These engineering works form the skeleton round which the

present city centre has evolved. They are bold and

imaginative examples of town planning in early times and of

considerable historic interest on this account and by reason

of the extensive use of the modern flyover principle; that

at Marischal Street is of especial importance anticipating

Edinburgh South Bridge by nineteen years.

Within Aberdeen Art Gallery unexecuted plans for Union Bridge

by Sir John Rennie, David Hamilton of Glasgow and James Young

of London (1800) Telford had proposed 150' span (drawing

dated 3rd February 1802)

Line of street suggested by Abercrombie in report of 30th

April 1796.

Carried out under Act of Parliament of 1800.

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