Queenie Brig

(Queenie Lift Bridge, Junction Canal Bridge)

A rolling lift bridge that crosses the Junction Canal in Peterhead Harbour (Aberdeenshire), the Queenie Brig lies a quarter-mile (0.4 km) east of the town centre. The Junction Canal was the work of David Stevenson (1815-86) to provide a safe and easy connection between the North and South Harbours which once had separate entrances that were exposed to the sea. Opened on 26th February 1953 as the Junction Canal Bridge by Rear Admiral J.H.F. Crombie, Flag Officer Scotland, it connects Bridge Street with Keith Inch. It was the work of Sir William Arrol's Dalmarnock Iron Works in Glasgow and replaced a cast-iron swing bridge built c.1850. It was recommissioned as the Queenie Brig, with work undertaken by Edwards Engineering of Perth and opened 14th March 1998 by Mrs Sylvia Forman, wife of the Chairman of Peterhead Harbour Trustees.

A redevelopment plan for the harbour has proposed the removal of the bridge.

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