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Abergeldie Castle, Suspension Bridge

A Category B Listed Building in Crathie And Braemar, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0438 / 57°2'37"N

Longitude: -3.1761 / 3°10'33"W

OS Eastings: 328736

OS Northings: 795356

OS Grid: NO287953

Mapcode National: GBR W8.BC83

Mapcode Global: WH6MD.57T0

Entry Name: Abergeldie Castle, Suspension Bridge

Listing Date: 2 November 1976

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 333961

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB2987

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Crathie and Braemar

County: Aberdeenshire

Parish: Crathie And Braemar

Locality: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Description

1885. Blaikie Brothers engineers, Aberdeen. Slender iron foot suspension bridge with light wooden deck supported by wire rope cables suspended from lattice┬┐girder pylons. Wire mesh parapets.

Statement of Interest

This is a slender and lightweight bridge, built at the expense of Queen Victoria. Before this bridge, there had been a rope and cable bridge across the river, which had been the scene of a tragic accident in 1824, when the rope broke and a young married couple drowned. The bridge is currently (2005) unsafe to use and in a poor state of repair.

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