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NJ 61792 18681
361792, 818681


William Minto, 1817 to guidelines by Thomas Telford. Single span, segmental arched, road bridge with 101 foot span. Slightly humped with slight widening at approaches. Squared granite with coped parapet.

Statement of Special Interest

The early 19th century Bridge of Keig makes a fine contribution to its landscape setting, set high above a curve in the river. Notable for its simple and graceful treatment, it is one of the longest single-span granite bridges in Scotland. The specification and construction was carried out by local mason William Minto following guidelines laid down by the pre-eminent Scottish engineer Thomas Telford earlier in the century. Minto was the surveyor and contractor for other Telford designed bridges in Aberdeenshire including those at Alford and Potarch (see separate listings). The bridge cost 2300 pounds, half of which was provided by the Government.

List description updated 2011.



1st Edition Ordnance Survey Map (1864-71). New Statistical Account Vol.12 p.949; Robert Smith History of Aberdeenshire Vol.2 p.764; Aberdeen Press and Journal (27 March 1955); Ian Sheppard, Aberdeenshire, Donside and Strathbogie - An Illustrated Architectural Guide (2006) p99; Roland Paxton and Jim Shipway, Civil Engineering Heritage - Scotland Highlands and Islands (2007) p101.

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