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Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Highlands and Islands

Date 2007

Event ID 929317

Category Descriptive Accounts

Type Publication Account


Polhollick Footbridge, Bridge of Gairn

A suspension bridge of 180 ft span over the Dee made and erected by James Abernethy & Co., Aberdeen in 1892. Its deck, stiffened by lattice truss parapets, is suspended from steel wire-rope cables supported on latticed towers.

A similar footbridge of 165 ft span by J. Abernethy & Co. was erected in 1905 at Cambus o’ May (NO 4210 9770). They are both good examples of the generation of suspension bridges constructed in north-east Scotland from 1890 to 1925.

R Paxton and J Shipway, 2007.

Reproduced from 'Civil Engineering heritage: Scotland - Highlands and Islands' with kind permission from Thomas Telford Publishers.

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