Bridge of Don

A five-arched bridge crossing the River Don at the northern boundary of the City of Aberdeen, the Bridge of Don was built in 1825 from the proceeds of a bequest made in 1605 by Sir Alexander Hay who left funds to maintain the Auld Brig o' Balgownie which stands close by. The bridge gave its name to the suburb of Aberdeen which lies to the north. Built in dressed granite, to designs by architect John Gibb (1776 - 1850) and engineer John Smith (1781 - 1852), which were modified by Thomas Telford (1757 - 1834), the bridge was significantly widened 1958-59 by creating a new concrete bridge alongside the original and now carries the four-lane A956. The structure was B-listed in 1967.

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