Good attendance at community consultation on White Bridge

Approximately 40 people attended a productive consultation meeting in Cawdor on 29 July regarding the planned introduction of an 18 tonne weight restriction at White Bridge.

Tracey Urry, The Highland Council’s Area Community Services Manager said: "It was a useful opportunity to gather information, with alternative route options being discussed at length.

"Those attending were understanding of the situation, but concerned regarding the implications of the weight restriction on local businesses, farming and tourism.

"The community re-emphasised their wish for a replacement structure to be constructed as a matter of urgency.

"We are aware of concerns raised locally about the impact a weight restriction will have on the local economy and this was a useful event to hear people's views."

White Bridge, spanning the River Nairn, is one the oldest bridges maintained by the Council and is a ‘Category A’ Listed structure. It has a humped vertical alignment and carries single file traffic in both directions, subject to traffic control signals.

The weight restriction is required following the recommendation contained within a recent structural assessment of the bridge.

30 Jul 2015