Bridge clo­sure on next three Sun­days

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - NEWS - BY ALAS­TAIR GOS­SIP

A ma­jor Aberdeen bridge is to close for three days for coun­cil in­spec­tion work.

The his­toric Brig o’ Dee, one of the main routes into the city from the south, will shut on three con­sec­u­tive Sun­days.

It will be closed from 7am-6pm on Oc­to­ber 20 and 27 and Novem­ber 3.

Mo­torists will be di­verted via Great South­ern Road, King Ge­orge VI Bridge, River­side Drive and Hol­burn Street.

An Aberdeen City Coun­cil spokes­woman said: “It is a rou­tine in­spec­tion af­ter the

“It is a rou­tine in­spec­tion af­ter de­trunk­ing of the Brig o’ Dee”

de­trunk­ing of the Brig o’ Dee.”

The lo­cal au­thor­ity took re­spon­si­bil­ity for the cross­ing soon af­ter the open­ing of the Aberdeen by­pass.

It had pre­vi­ously formed part of the A90 but was re­clas­si­fied as the A92 when the £745mil­lion pe­riph­eral route was com­pleted.

In April, the A92 Charles­ton-Hauda­gain round­about stretch, in­clud­ing Stone­haven Road, Bridge of Dee and An­der­son Drive, trans­ferred from Trans­port Scot­land to Aberdeen City Coun­cil for op­er­a­tion and main­te­nance.

The Cat­e­gory A-listed struc­ture dates to 1527 but was mostly re­built be­tween 1718 and 1723 and widened to 26 feet from 14ft in 1841.

It was the only ac­cess to the city from the south un­til 1832 and still has some orig­i­nal 16th Cen­tury fea­tures.

In­spec­tions are also to be car­ried out on the Per­s­ley Bridge, near Dane­stone, on Oc­to­ber 19 and 26 and Novem­ber 2, from 9am-4pm by coun­cil work­ers.

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