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Braemar bridge plan to provide link to Cairngorms tracks

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Media captionThe planned bridge is seen as a way of making Braemar an alternative Cairngorms stop

A project to build a new foot and cycle bridge over the River Dee at Braemar is under way.

The crossing would link Braemar directly with tracks to the Cairngorms, and it is hoped it would be a boost for the local community.

A design proposal has been prepared by London and Aberdeenshire-based Moxon Architects.

The project is led by Braemar Community Ltd and a planning application is expected to be lodged soon.

Dave Evans, of Braemar Community Ltd, said: "The creation of a bridge will make Braemar an alternative stopping place for those wishing to travel further into the Cairngorms."

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