White Bridge route approved
Plans to build a replacement crossing of the River Nairn moved a step closer today with Members of the Council’s Planning, Development and Infrastructure Committee approving the new route.
White Bridge, on the B9090 spanning the River Nairn, is one the oldest bridges maintained by the Council and is a ‘Category A’ Listed structure. An 18 tonne weight restriction has been in place since 30 April this year following a structural assessment.
In recognition of the strategic role the bridge plays for both the local community and businesses operating in the area, funding has been allocated by the Council to construct a new single span replacement bridge.
Three possible route alignments have been evaluated and today Councillors selected Option 2 which is a new 750m route that by-passes the existing White Bridge.
The next stage is for a planning application to be submitted and construction consents and land negotiations to progress. Construction is expected to take 12 months and be completed during 2018.