Cambus o 'May Suspension Bridge :: Shared Description

In the early 19th century a boy from Glen Girnock, Alexander Gordon, born 1818, was a witness to a drowning here, where a ferry used to carry passengers across the River Dee. When Gordon grew up, he went to London and made his fortune in the brewing industry. He vowed to build a bridge at this spot to prevent further tragedies, and a bridge was erected in 1905.

More prosaically, the bridge allowed people living south of the river access to the Deeside railway line.

The bridge was constructed by James Abernethy and Co of Aberdeen, and has a span of about 50 metres. See also LinkExternal link

If you feel like leaping off a bridge into the river, this is one of the least dangerous places to do so as the middle of the river is quite deep. Be prepared for a very cold shock, however.

By 1988 the bridge had fallen into disrepair, and it was rebuilt to the original plans by Kincardine and Deeside District Council, preserving the original style of the bridge. It was reopened by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother.
by Anne Burgess

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NO4297 : River Dee by Anne Burgess
NO4297 : Cambus o' May Suspension Bridge by Sandy Gerrard
NO4297 : Cambus o' May Suspension Bridge by habiloid
NO4197 : House by the River Dee by Anne Burgess
NO4297 : River Dee by Anne Burgess
NO4297 : Cambus o'May Suspension Bridge by Anne Burgess
NO4297 : Cambus o'May Suspension Bridge by Anne Burgess
NO4297 : Cambus o'May Suspension Bridge by Anne Burgess
NO4297 : Cambus o'May Suspension Bridge by Anne Burgess
NO4297 : Cambus o'May Suspension Bridge by Anne Burgess
NO4297 : Cambus o' May Suspension Bridge by habiloid
NO4297 : Cambus o' May Suspension Bridge by habiloid
NO4297 : Waymarker at Cambus o'May by Anne Burgess
NO4297 : Cambus o' May Suspension Bridge by habiloid
NO4297 : Cambus o' May Suspension Bridge by habiloid
NO4297 : Cambus o'May Suspension Bridge by Anne Burgess


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Created: Thu, 5 Sep 2013, Updated: Fri, 6 Sep 2013

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