Designed to relieve congestion on the two existing river crossings, the 90m span bridge will be constructed using twin open box steel girders supporting a reinforced concrete deck.
Balfour Beatty, appointed by Aberdeen City Council, is responsible for the construction of the crossing over the River Don, a smaller bridge across a stream and 2.5km of road, including a stretch of new carriageway linking to the road network north of the river, and the realignment and upgrade of roads to the south.
Finance, Policy and Resources convener Councillor Willie Young said: “The Third Don Crossing is a key project identified in Aberdeen’s Strategic Infrastructure Plan. We are pleased to be working with Balfour Beatty to deliver this significant piece of infrastructure for the city.”
The new bridge is expected to be open to the public by late 2015.