Paisley Daily Express

Black Cart bridge is hailed by council leader


The new cycle and pedestrian bridge over the Black Cart Water has been welcomed by Renfrewshi­re Council leader Iain Nicolson.

The link will also mean an improved layout at Abbotsinch Road, which is being realigned and will have shared cycling and walking facilities.

Councillor Nicolson said: “We want everyone to enjoy the great outdoors and Renfrewshi­re already has excellent routes for people cycling and walking.

“The new bridge and all the improvemen­ts being delivered through the Glasgow Airpor t Investment Area project will further enhance this and encourage more people to cycle and walk, which is, of course, much better for our wellbeing and for the local environmen­t.”

The Express told earlier this week how the 100 metre long structure has now been successful­ly swung into place.

The last time Wills Bros Civil Engineerin­g tried it, the entire bridge toppled on its side, causing a six-month delay.

The contractor­s are now preparing the bridge for public use, including building a permanent bridge deck and approaches to connect it into a new road layout.

An opening is planned for later in the year.

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