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Aberdeen, Victoria Road, Victoria Bridge

Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Aberdeen, Victoria Road, Victoria Bridge

Classification Road Bridge (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) River Dee; Market Street

Canmore ID 87079

Site Number NJ90NW 304

NGR NJ 94680 05460

Datum OSGB36 - NGR

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/site/87079

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Administrative Areas

  • Council Aberdeen, City Of
  • Parish Aberdeen
  • Former Region Grampian
  • Former District City Of Aberdeen
  • Former County Aberdeenshire

Archaeology Notes

NJ90NW 304 94680 05460

Victoria Bridge [NAT]

OS (GIS) MasterMap, July 2010.

NMRS REFERENCE:

Aberdeen, Victoria Bridge.

Architects: Edward LJ Blyth 1872, opened 1881.

(Undated) information in NMRS.

(Location cited as NJ 947 054). Victoria Bridge. Completed 1881, engineer J H Blyth. A five-span segmental-arched bridge of dressed-stone construction, with polished granite parapet. The cutwaters are rounded.

J R Hume 1977.

In 1868 the Dee was diverted to its present course, the Council proposing to build a bridge over the Dee and open up the area for development. In 1876, after 32 people died in a ferry-boat accident, the bridge idea was taken up in earnest with the construction of the Victoria Bridge.

NMRS, MS/712/83.

Victoria Bridge carries Victoria Road (which forms the southern extension of Market Street and the A945 public road) over the River Dee to the S of the city centre of Aberdeen.

Information from RCAHMS (RJCM), 2 July 1999.

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