Cambus o' May bridge

[The bridge on a cold January day in 2011 above a frozen River Dee]

A few miles downstream of Ballater, a stately white suspension bridge spans the River Dee at Cambus o' May. From the middle there are great views of the river surrounded by the Cairngorms foothills and forest. Somehow it's survived what the worst of north-east Scotland's climate has thrown at it over more than a century since its construction in 1905. This is no mean feat: the Dee rises high enough during spate events to throw debris against the slender span. Floods in 2015 caused serious damage leading to a 3-year closure, but happily it's now open again, still standing proud above one of Scotland's mightiest rivers. Next time we're here we'll make sure to pay a visit to the cheese factory with the same name, just up the road from the bridge.

[View downstream from the bridge]

📌 Cambus o' May bridge ☆☆☆
Location: A93 3 miles west of Dinnet, G.R.: NO 421976 ///crest.slope.shoulders

[View upstream]

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