Bridges

We have over 1800 bridges in Aberdeenshire, some of them built by Britain’s most eminent civil engineers.  Some are large but most are small; some are steel, concrete or timber but most are masonry arches. They are part of our built heritage.  We try to ensure that they are fit for purpose, their purpose being to transport people and vehicles over obstructions, mostly rivers.

All bridge types deteriorate over time and require regular maintenance.

We carry out routine inspections on a two yearly cycle and special inspections when necessary. Defects are noted and recorded, their causes determined and appropriate repair specifications prepared. Maintenance works are then prioritised.

Report a fault with a bridge

To report faults or damage to bridges please contact bridges@aberdeenshire.gov.uk advising, if applicable:

  • the vehicle registration
  • time of incident
  • any other relevant information

All reported incidents are treated anonymously unless otherwise stated.

Restrictions on bridges

View information on weight, height, load and width restrictions on bridges in Aberdeenshire:

Weight restrictions

NameRoute To/FromSigned Restriction (Tonnes)Grid Ref
Park Bridge A93 at Drumoak to B9077 South Deeside Road 3 T MGW NO 796 982
Milltown of Towie A97 at Glenkindie to Milltown of Towie 3 T MGW NJ 459 129
Bishops Bridge A975 at Ashallow to C77B at Waterside 3 T MGW NK 071 366
Inveramsay A96 North of Inveramsay to Harlaw 7.5 T MGW NJ 741 245
Brigton Bridge Laurencekirk B974 at Sauchieburn to B9120 and A90 - sign restricted 18 T MGW NO 675 704
Harlaw Railway* A96 North of Inveramsay to Harlaw 7.5 T MGW NJ 742 247
Abbey bridge, Old Deer A950 at Deer Abbey to B9029 at Bridgend 3 T MGW NJ 966 481
Poldullie Bridge, Strathdon A944 to U93M near Bellabeg 3 T MGW NJ 349 125
Gairnshiel, Ballater (From 19/12/16) A939 Deeside to Tomintoul Road (Restriction NOT enforced until 19/12/16) 18T MGW NJ 295 007

Height restrictions

NameRoute To/FromSigned Restriction (metres)Grid Ref
Huntly Railway Station* Bogie Street, Huntly to A97 Aberdeen Road 4.190 M
(13ft 9")
NJ 536 397
Old Lodge Ury* A957 Slug Road, Mackie Academy to A90 4.115 M
(13ft 6")
NO 866 865
Fettercairn Royal Arch B966 Main Street, Fettercairn 3.655 M
(12ft)
NO 650 734
Port Elphinstone (Keithall Road)* B993 Port Elphinstone 4.19 M
(13ft 9")
NJ 780 206
Near Mill of Carden (Oyne Fork) Oyne Fork 4.645 M
(15ft 3")
NJ 691 256
Rothiemay Station (Near Tillytarmont)* B9022 Huntly to Glenbarry 4.035 M
(13ft 3")
NJ 533 460
Stonehaven Railway Station* Kirkton Road - Arduthie Road, Stonehaven 3.655 M
(12ft)
NO 863 862
Balfeith Railway, Fourdon* Rail crossing of C3K at Balfeith 5.215 M
(17ft 1")
NO 757 767
Lower Powburn Railway, Fourdon * C7K, A90 South of Lower Powburn to B966 3.655 M
(12ft)
NO 743 749
Myreside Railway, Marykirk* A937 West of Balmanno to A90 North of Drumgair 4.115 M
(13ft 6")
NO 688 672
Dykehead Railway, Rothiemay* A96 Near Cairnie to B9022 3.35 M
(11ft)
NJ
522 468
Craigmill Railway, Oyne* A96 Invercraig to C120C Craigmill 3.655 M
(12ft)
NJ
696 256
Low Wood to Kirkton Railway, Stonehaven* Broomhill Road to Spurryhillock Industrial Estate, Stonehaven 3.655 M
(12ft")
NO 857 857
Kirkton of Fetteresso Railway* Feathers access road to Broomhill Road, Fetteresso 8.440 M
(12ft 3")
NO 853 855
Glenbervie Rail* A90 East of Mondoynes to U76K Broombank 3.81 M
(12ft 6")
NO 783 801
Den of Logie Railway, Stonehaven* South of Logie Farm to Golf Course 5.290 M
(17ft 4")
NO 883 874
Howe of Gellymill , Macduff (Service Pipe) Gellymill Road, A947 to Pennyfields 3.960 M
(13ft)
NJ 701 635
Birkenbower, Near Lumsden C81M near Lumsden to U82M at Birkenbower 2.800 M
(9ft 9")
NJ 466 210
A96 Cemetery Road, Huntly U114S at Huntly to A920 2.200 M
(7ft 6")
NJ 516 405

Bridges sensitive to high loads

NameRoute To/FromRecorded Height (metres)Grid Ref
A90 Glasslaw Flyover * A90 crossing at A92 at Glasslaw 5.935 M
(19ft 5")
NO 862 845
Parkhill Footbridge A947 at junction with B977 & Buchan & Formartine Way footpath 5.700 M
(18ft 8")
NJ 889 144
Cobbleheugh Railway, Marykirk* B974 where railway crosses road west of Marykirk 6.820 M
(22ft 4")
NO 683 660
Glenury Viaduct (Netherly Road, Stonehaven)* B979 Glenury Cottages access road to A90T Stonehaven bypass near New Main of Ury 7.600 M
(24ft 11")
NO 8730 8715
A90 Netherly Flyover* B979 under A90 (T) 6.710 M
(22ft)
NO 874 873
Portlethen North Railway* U61K Thistle Drive, Portlethen to Findon Road, Findon 5.740 M
(18ft 9")
NO 927 975
Portlethen South Railway* East of Portlethen Station to Thistle Drive, Portlethen 6.360 M
(20ft 10")
NO 925 972
Blackhill Railway Bridge, Drumlithie* U74K from C19K at Drumlithie to C72K near Forest Avenue 7.295 M
(23ft 11")
NO 7979 8123
Rail Viaduct, Newtonhill A90 at Cammachmore to Elsick Mill, Newtonhill 10.00 M
(32ft 9")
NO 911 940
A90 Tavelty Flyover, Kintore B987 at A90 Tavelty Junction 5.125 M
(16ft 9")
NJ 787 169
A90 Cookston Flyover, Portlethen C13K at A90 Cookston   NO 920 974
A90 Findon Flyover C13K at A90 Findon Interchange   NO 929 987
A96 Coachford Underpass C111S at Coachford to B9115 at Bomakelloch 5.250 M
(17ft 2")
NJ 472 452
Lower North Water Rail Viaduct A92 at Lower North Water Bridge to A92 at Kirkside Gate 10.000 M
(32ft 9")
NO 725 623

Width restrictions

NameRoute To/FromSigned Restriction (metres)Grid Ref
Fettercairn Royal Arch B966 Main Street, Fettercairn 2.285 M
(7ft 6")
NO 650 734
Bishops, Cruden Bay C80B at Waterside to U79B at Ardiffery Mains 1.980 M
(6ft 6")
NJ 071 366
Abbey, Old Deer A950 at Deer Abbey to B9029 at Bridgend 2.000 M
(6ft 6") (Temporary)
NJ 966 481
Park Bridge, Drumoak A93 at Drumoak to B9077 South Deeside Road 2.0 M
(6ft 6")
NO 796 982
Mill of Barnes, Laurencekirk A90 at Drumgair to B9120 at Sauchieburn 2.85 M
(9ft 6")
NO 684 695

 (*) Denotes that we are not the Bridge Authority responsible
T - metric tonnes
MGW - maximum gross weight

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