26 August 2012

Scottish Bridges: 44. Polhollick Bridge (revisited)

We drove west along the River Dee from Cambus O'May. Our next stop was Polhollick Bridge, near Ballater.

Like the one at Cambus O'May, this bridge was build by the firm of James Abernethy and Co, in 1892. I featured it here before, in February. Pre-dating Cambus O'May by 13 years, it is clearly a less visually attractive design. The towers are more crudely capped, and the "ladder rungs" separating the main cables are peculiar, although presumably not an original feature.

I reported previously that a budget has recently been agreed to refurbish the bridge. It certainly looks like it needs it.

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