Jubilee Bridge (Queensferry)

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Jubilee Bridge
Queensferry Blue Bridge and Old Bridge Abutment looking North - geograph.org.uk - 410700.jpg
Coordinates 53°12′39″N 3°00′59″W / 53.2108°N 3.0163°W / 53.2108; -3.0163Coordinates: 53°12′39″N 3°00′59″W / 53.2108°N 3.0163°W / 53.2108; -3.0163
Carries Motor vehicles (2 lanes)
Crosses River Dee
Locale Queensferry
Design Double leaf rolling bascule bridge
Material Steel
Longest span 40.8 m (133 ft)
Number of spans 3
Piers in water 2
Clearance above 4.8 m (15 ft 9 in)
Clearance below 4 m (13 ft)[1]
Designer Mott, Hay and Anderson
Constructed by Sir William Arrol & Co.
Construction begin 1925
Construction end 1927[2]
Construction cost £83,051

The Jubilee Bridge (also known as the Blue Bridge) is a double leaf rolling bascule bridge which spans the River Dee at Queensferry, Wales, United Kingdom.

The bridge takes its name from the previous bridge which was completed in Queen Victoria's diamond jubilee year of 1897. The abutments of the old bridge are still visible to the north of the current bridge.

By the 1960s shipping had ceased on the River Dee. The bridge's lifting mechanism was removed and the roadway fixed permanently in place.

In 2005 the Jubilee Bridge was awarded Grade II Listed building status by Cadw.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Environment Agency Wales. "Marine safety in the Dee conservancy" (PDF). Retrieved September 2011. 
  2. ^ movablebridges.org. "Movable Bridges - Jubilee Bridge". Retrieved September 2011. 
  3. ^ British Listed Buildings. "Bascule Bridge, Queensferry". Retrieved September 2011.