|From:||Holburn Street (NJ931054)|
|To:||Market Street (NJ942060)|
|Via:||Springbank Terrace, Bridge Street|
|Distance:||1 miles (1.6 km)|
|Met:||A92, A93, A945, A92|
|Now part of:||A93, B983|
|Route outline (key)|
The original B987 was in Aberdeen, initially along Bridge Street and Guild Street by the station, later extended to include Willowbank Road and Springbank Terrace so as to reach the A92 / A93 junction. This addition was in place by 1948, but is now part of the A93 route into Aberdeen city centre.
Union Terrace, to the north of Union Street, was the original southern end of the B983. This road has now taken over Bridge Street and may have done so earlier to as not to give the B987 number a spur. Owing to the difficulty of following short urban B-roads it is not known exactly when the renumbering took place.