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Aboyne, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne Bridge, over River Dee

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.07 / 57°4'11"N

Longitude: -2.7871 / 2°47'13"W

OS Eastings: 352370

OS Northings: 797935

OS Grid: NO523979

Mapcode National: GBR WR.8LGG

Mapcode Global: WH7NJ.5K1F

Entry Name: Aboyne, Bridgeview Road, Aboyne Bridge, over River Dee

Listing Date: 30 March 2000

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 394441

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47060

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Aboyne and Glen Tanar

County: Aberdeenshire

Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

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Description

F A Macdonald & Partners, Engineers, Glasgow and George Bennett Mitchell, architect; circa 1937. 7-segmental-arched, 3 hinged portal framed reinforced concrete bridge over River Dee. Principal arch spans 51.8m, single flood arch to N, 5 flood arches to S. Reinforced concrete abutments and piers; coped, pre-cast concrete block parapets.

Statement of Interest

Aboyne Bridge was built to replace a suspension bridge of 1832, which was no longer strong enough "to carry modern loads" (Road Bridges in Great Britain, p90), and had no footpaths. Due to the frequent, and often sudden flooding of the River Dee the bridge had to have as much clearance as possible, hence the 3 hinged portal frame, and the numerous flood arches. The design was by F A Macdonald and Partners (Glasgow), Limited, who consulted Mr M Heddle, County Road Surveyor and for the architectural treatment Messrs G. Bennet Mitchell and Son. The contractors were Stewarts Estates (Aberdeen), Limited (Road Bridges in Great Britain, p91).

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