Kilbridemore Bridge in Cowal re-opens after strengthening work

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Published Date: 

22 Dec 2017 - 12:54

A bridge in Cowal has re-opened to all traffic following strengthening work.

Kilbridemore Bridge at Glendaruel has also been widened to allow larger vehicles to use it.

Councillor Roddy McCuish, Argyll and Bute Council’s Policy Lead for Roads and Amenity Services, said:

“Firstly, I’d like to thank the public for their co-operation and understanding while we carried out this essential bridge strengthening work. It will really benefit local residents and businesses.

“The work has massively increased the bridge’s weight capacity from the previous 3 tonne Maximum Gross Weight (MGW) to 40 tonnes MGW and by widening it larger vehicles, such as timber lorries, are now able to manoeuvre more easily.”

Councillor McCuish added: “We are also grateful to the owners of the private track near Glendaruel Caravan Park, who allowed the use of the it as a temporary diversion to allow deliveries to reach residents.”

The work is part of the council’s wider Bridge Strengthening and Replacement Programme.