Blairgowrie Advertiser

Bridgerepa­irssetto startnextw­eek


Work to repair the bridge at Bridge of Cally is due to commence on Monday August 15.

Heavy rain and flooding caused part of the picturesqu­e east Perthshire bridge to collapse on October 31 last year and a large section of one of the listed structure’s parapets washed away.

Scaffoldin­g to facilitate the repair work - which is set to cost £80,000 - will start to be installed from next week with the main repair work getting under way the following week.

Work is due to be complete by Friday, September 30.

Councillor Bob Brawn lives by the damaged bridge.

He said: “After many months, work is finally set to start on the Bridge of Cally bridge on August 15 with an estimated completion date of September 30.

“Officers have advised that there will access across the bridge controlled by the existing traffic lights although there may occasional­ly be additional delays as equipment is moved.

“The bridge is a listed monument which means it must be replaced as close to its original appearance as possible.

“This, along with the complexity of the work required, has taken time to organise.

“Furthermor­e, improvemen­t to drainage was also necessary to reduce the chance of the bridge flooding again.

“My thanks goes to everyone for their patience as all the preparator­y work for the repairs has been put in place.”

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