A bridge so far at city campus

INVERNESS Campus contractor Morgan Sindall is working with Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to ensure final arrangements are in place before installing a new cycle and pedestrian bridge over the A9.
The bridge, which weighs 290 tonnes, is being assembled on the campus site, at Beechwood, East Inverness. Eighty-three metres long and nine metres wide, the structure will link to the city centre.
Neil Duncan, area director at Morgan Sindall, said: “Good transport and pedestrian infrastructure is vital in a large-scale project such as Inverness Campus so we are pleased to be putting into place this crucial piece in the development.
“As with all large projects which may affect the wider community, Morgan Sindall is liaising with neighbouring businesses, public transport providers and councils about the installation of the bridge. The bridge will be installed overnight to help minimise disruption to road users.”
Ruaraidh MacNeil, HIE’s project director for the campus, added: “It’s great to see the bridge coming to life. While there will be a slight disruption overnight on April 6 into the early hours of April 7, I’m confident Morgan Sindall will work as quickly as possible to install the bridge. It’s really now all starting to take shape.”