NJ9605 : Old South Breakwater, Aberdeen Harbour

near to Torry, Aberdeen, Great Britain

Old South Breakwater, Aberdeen Harbour
Old South Breakwater, Aberdeen Harbour
In the early 19th century there was a huge expansion of trade which Aberdeenís harbour was ill equipped to deal with. The harbour was tidal and prone to silting up. Thomas Telford, the great engineer, was contracted to specify a programme of works to improve the situation. Telfordís improvements included the
construction of the first part of the North Pier, to deal with the problem of silting. Despite problems of finance progress was made and before 1840 a
number of changes had been effected, including the construction of the South Breakwater, in order to make Aberdeenís new quays (named Waterloo, Trinity
and Regent Quays) less susceptible to the tidal influences of the North Sea.
The old breakwater was soon replaced by the much longer and sturdier South Breakwater some 200 metres to the east. (From the "Torry Coastal Trail" information leaflet published by Aberdeen City Council.)
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Saturday, 6 October, 2012   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 13 October, 2012
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Coastal  Construction, Development  Docks, Harbours 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 9637 0579 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:8.5794N 2:3.6971W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NJ 9637 0571
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