NE Scotland, Orkney & Shetland

New River Don bridge opens at Strathdon

strathdon bridge
Image caption The bridge replaces an earlier bridge that collapsed in the 1970s

A new bridge over the River Don at Strathdon has officially opened.

Money from the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) and Scottish government made the bridge - aimed at walkers and cyclists - possible.

A wooden bridge built more than 100 years ago collapsed into the river during flooding in the 1970s.

The Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust (COAT) managed the work on the new bridge. It was opened by Aberdeenshire West MSP Dennis Robertson.

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