Aberdeen’s long-awaited Third Don Crossing has been given a flashy new title by local schoolchildren.
The proposed name for the new £22.3 million project chosen by pupils in two neighbouring primary schools is the Diamond Bridge.
A report to be considered by Aberdeen City Council’s communities, housing and infrastructure committee at a meeting tomorrow has recommended that members approve the name for the newly-constructed bridge crossing the River Don.
The youngsters from Danestone and Riverbank schools were asked to vote for their preferred name from an approved shortlist.
A total of 441 pupils participated in the ballot – 247 from Danestone Primary School and 194 from Riverbank Primary School.
The voting papers were counted and Diamond Bridge received 46.5% of the votes. St Machar’s Bridge was second with 14.7% of the votes.
The other options were Gordon’s Mills Bridge, New Grandholm Bridge, Gordon Bridge, Marischal Bridge, Third Don, Elphinstone Bridge and the Cruives Bridge.