Second community consultation event on White Bridge weight restriction

White Bridge
White Bridge

Members of the public are being invited by The Highland Council to a second community consultation meeting at Cawdor Community Centre on Tuesday 6 October 2015.

This ‘drop-in’ session will be held between 3pm and 7:30pm to give the local community the opportunity to continue to engage in the consultation process in advance of the intended introduction of an 18 Tonne weight restriction at White Bridge.

The Council is acutely aware of concerns raised locally about the impact a weight restriction will have on the local economy which is known to be mainly reliant on farming, forestry and tourism.

Members of the public will have a further opportunity to ask questions and provide comments or suggestions for consideration by the Council. The Council held the first community consultation event in July.

Posters promoting the event on 6 October are being displayed in the local area and advertisements will be displayed in local newspapers.

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 structural assessment of the bridge.
15 Sep 2015
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