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.