Work on vi­tal bridge nears com­ple­tion

The Oban Times - - Lochaber Times -

WORK to im­prove a vi­tal com­mu­nity link in Fort Wil­liam could be com­pleted this week.

The Highland Coun­cil hopes the £ 300,000 re­vamp of the Sol­diers Bridge, which crosses the River Lochy be­tween Black Parks Road, In­ver­lochy, and Lochy­side, will be fin­ished this week.

The bridge, which con­nects peo­ple on the Na­tional Cy­cle Net­work route 78, the Cale­do­nia Way, would then hope­fully be open to the pub­lic.

The project has be­ing de­liv­ered by Highland Coun­cil in part­ner­ship with Sus­trans Scot­land and Trans­port Scot­land.

A Highland Coun­cil spokesper­son told the Lochaber

Times: ‘Be­fore the work started, ac­cess to the bridge had been re­stricted for some time be­cause of the fail­ure and sub­se­quent clo­sure of the north­ern ramp.

‘The new ramp is wider and the bridge deck and handrails have also been re­placed with up­graded ma­te­ri­als.

‘We thank walk­ers and cy­clists for their pa­tience dur­ing the works and for us­ing the sign­posted di­ver­sion which has been in place.’

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