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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1837 Shakkin (Shakin, St. Devenick's, Morrison)
Cults, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom (River Dee)
Bridgemeister ID:1546
Structurae ID:0021622
Coordinates:N 57.11460 W 2.17056
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Principals:John Smith
Use:Footbridge
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2008)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:54.9m
Notes
  • Damaged by flood, 1876, and 1920. Reconstructed, 1921-1922. "Stranded" by shift in river's course, 1970's and 1980's, sweeping away southern approach spans. Deck removed, 1984.
  • Known locally as "Shakin' Briggie" or "Shakkin' Briggie," but also referred to as Morrison Bridge and St. Devenick's Bridge.
  • Restoration under consideration, 2005.
Photo by William Munter Photo by Dave Cooper

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