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Cambus O' May, Suspension Bridge

A Category B Listed Building in Glenmuick, Tullich And Glengairn, Aberdeenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.0659 / 57°3'57"N

Longitude: -2.9568 / 2°57'24"W

OS Eastings: 342078

OS Northings: 797610

OS Grid: NO420976

Mapcode National: GBR WJ.8Z5R

Mapcode Global: WH7NF.KN7L

Entry Name: Cambus O' May, Suspension Bridge

Listing Date: 16 April 1971

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 341589

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB9328

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glenmuick, Tullich and Glengairn

County: Aberdeenshire

Parish: Glenmuick, Tullich And Glengairn

Locality: Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

Traditional County: Aberdeenshire

Description

1905. James Abernethy and Company, Engineers and Ironfounders, Aberdeen. Elegant iron footbridge with lattice-girder pylons with ball finials, wire rope cables, rod suspenders, lattice truss span. Elevated walkway and stairway approach from N. Distinctive landmark feature on the River Dee.

Statement of Interest

One of a number of fine suspension footbridges spanning the River Dee. James Abernethy also built Polhollick Bridge 1892 listed at category B and Invercauld Bridge 1924 also listed at category B. A plaque on the N pylon commemorates the gifting of the bridge to the public by Mr Alexander Gordon, Southwood, Hildenborough, Kent. The delicate latticework of the pylons make this a significant landscape feature.

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