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BRIDGE STREET VIADUCT OVER WINDMILL BRAE.LB20074

Status: Designated

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Summary

Category
B
Date Added
12/01/1967
Local Authority
Aberdeen
Planning Authority
Aberdeen
Burgh
Aberdeen
NGR
NJ 93947 6022
Coordinates
393947, 806022

Description

John Willet 1865-7. Series of arches of diminishing height

from Union Street to Guild Street. Arch exposed at Windmill

Brae, brick with stone spandrels c.i. parapet.

Statement of Special Interest

These engineering works form the skeleton round which the

present city centre has evolved. They are bold and

imaginative examples of town planning in early times and of

considerable historic interest on this account and by reason

of the extensive use of the modern flyover principle; that

at Marischal Street is of especial importance anticipating

Edinburgh South Bridge by nineteen years.

Within Aberdeen Art Gallery unexecuted plans for Union Bridge

by Sir John Rennie, David Hamilton of Glasgow and James Young

of London (1800) Telford had proposed 150' span (drawing

dated 3rd February 1802)

Line of street suggested by Abercrombie in report of 30th

April 1796.

Carried out under Act of Parliament of 1800.

References

Bibliography

Aberdeen Journal May 24th 1865.

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