Work starts on Criche Bridge

The Oban Times - - News -

WORK has started to widen the car­riage­way on Criche Bridge, west of Glen­finnan, on the Road to the Isles.

So far five bridges have been re­newed on the A830 in a £10m pro­gramme to im­prove one of Scot­land’s most scenic routes.

Work be­gan on Criche Bridge, at Arieniskill, on Mon­day. It is be­ing car­ried out by BEAR Scot­land on be­half of Trans­port Scot­land. A tem­po­rary bridge will be in­stalled as a di­ver­sion, with tem­po­rary traf­fic lights and a 30mph speed limit in place.

The bridge spans an en­vi­ron­men­tally sen­si­tive wa­ter­course, which means the work needs to be car­ried out over the sum­mer.

Dearg Bridge was the first struc­ture to be com­pleted in De­cem­ber 2014, fol­lowed by the re­place­ment of Garbh and Utha Bridges in late 2015.

Ranochan and Arieniskill were the fourth and fifth struc­tures to be com­pleted in 2016.

Stornoway Har­bour.

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