New Tay Crossing to be named Destiny Bridge
The new bridge over the River Tay created as part of the Cross Tay Link Road project will be named Destiny Bridge, and the road between Destiny Bridge and the A94 at Scone will be called New Kingsway.
Councillors agreed three potential names for the new bridge and crossing in May and gave pupils at primary and secondary schools in Perth and Kinross the chance to choose their favourite, with each school asked to vote for one of the three suggested names.
Before the vote, presentations designed to help pupils gain an understanding of the project and the history behind the suggested names were given to each school. Pupils were also provided with a short, animated flythrough of the new road and bridge. In total 43 schools voted for their preferred name: five secondary schools, 37 primaries and one specialist school.
Perth and Kinross Council leader Councillor Grant Laing said, “The Cross Tay Link Road is the biggest infrastructure project in the history of this council. As such, it seemed fitting that we gave children and young people the opportunity to choose the name of the new bridge and road.
“They have made an excellent choice that connects the new road with Scone’s historic role as the crowning place of Scottish kings.”
Provost Xander McDade added, “These names celebrate the amazing history of Perth and Kinross and, with the Stone of Destiny returning to Perth
next year, its future too.
“There was a clear favourite amongst our school pupils and I am sure the names will prove to be popular with residents across Perth and Kinross.”
The voting was as follows:
Coronation Crossing & Destiny Road: 0 votes
King’s Bridge & Destiny Road: 16 votes
Destiny Bridge & New Kingsway: 27 votes (winning)