Diamond Bridge

(Third Don Crossing)

Known as the Third Don Crossing during construction, the Diamond Bridge crosses the River Don between Hayton and Danestone in Aberdeen, 2¼ miles (3.5 km) north northwest of the city centre. Opened on 9th June 2016 by Lord Provost George Adam the bridge cost £22.3 million. It comprises a single steel box girder span of 90m (295 feet) with a reinforced concrete deck which carries the single carriageway roadway. The main contractor was Balfour Beatty and construction was subject to numerous delays, not least when one of the workers died following an accident on site.

The name was chosen following a vote by pupils at Riverbank and Danestone Primary Schools.

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