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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 394441
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB47060
Building Class: Cultural
Location: Aboyne and Glen Tanar
Electoral Ward: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside
Traditional County: Aberdeenshire
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.
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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