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The Wellington Suspension Bridge
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The Wellington Suspension Bridge

Historic Photographs
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The Wellington Suspension Bridge
Historic Photographs
The Wellington Suspension Bridge
Aberdeen from Torry, showing the Wellington Suspension Bridge.

In 1799 a turnpike road was established between Aberdeen and Stonehaven and the Menzies of Pitfodels and the inheritors of the church at Nigg created the Wellington Suspension Bridge to capitalise on the opportunities offered by the new road.

The engineering of the bridge was carried out by Captain Samuel Brown and the architectural features designed by John Smith.

The bridge, which replaced the Craiglug Ferry, opened to pedestrians in November 1830 and full traffic six months later.

It required refurbishment in 1930 and then had to close to vehicles in 1984. In 2002 it was completely closed but after restoration it re-opened for pedestrians in 2008.

It is now a category A listed structure
Aberdeen Local Studies
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