21 August 2019

Community information sessions to help determine future of historic bridge

Two community information sessions will be held to examine options to maintain the historic Park Bridge, which spans the River Dee, near Drumoak.

The sessions will give attendees the chance to give feedback on a series of options to maintain the 169-year-old A-listed bridge, on the C35 unclassified road, over the coming years.

The first session takes place from 3pm to 6pm on Tuesday, September 10 at Durris Kirkton Hall in Durris. The second session is between 3pm and 6pm on Tuesday, September 17 at Crathes Public Hall in Crathes.

Donald MacPherson, Aberdeenshire Council’s Bridges and Structures Manager, said: “I hope as many people as possible can attend both community information sessions. We will be providing information about the current state of Park Bridge as well as listening to your views and feedback about available options for how it can be maintained in the future.

“Aberdeenshire is blessed with a number of historic bridges spanning the length and breadth of this beautiful corner of north east Scotland. However, whilst the council will endeavour for them to be used by motorists and pedestrians, we must ensure they are safe and viable. This is why your views are so important in helping shape our plans for how we maintain Aberdeenshire’s bridges in the future.”