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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 354520
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB20074
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Torry/Ferryhill
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
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.
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
Carried out under Act of Parliament of 1800.
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