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Glenlivet Distillery road-bridge ready for crossing

glenlivet-bridge-1THE Glenlivet Distillery road-bridge in Speyside is now ready for crossing, according to the engineers behind the design and build of the structure.

Robertson Civil Engineering, who delivered the project alongside architects Archial Norr and engineers Blyth&Blyth “expressed their delight” with the end result.

Tony Fry, managing director of Robertson Civil Engineering said, “The fact that Chivas Brothers wanted something that was ‘old style stone’ has made this particular bridge so unique. It’s not often we’re asked to do bridges like this one, but when we are, it is a real privilege.

“Their desire to tie the structure into their brand signifier has made it a very interesting project to work on, and the end result is sure to be admired by visitors to the distillery for many years to come.”

Robertson was awarded the contract by Chivas Brothers, the Scotch whisky and premium gin business of Pernod Ricard, for work at The Glenlivet Distillery following the successful build of its Dalmunach Distillery in Glen Carron on the banks of the Spey in 2015.

The three-arch bridge saw a team of 17 engineers, surveyors and tradesmen work in collaboration with the architects to erect the structure.

The distillery sits within the Speyside landscape and is home to The Glenlivet. The bridge has been built in the style of The Glenlivet signifier – the pack horse bridge – and forms the entrance to the Visitor Centre.

Gordon Buist, production director at Chivas Brothers added, “We are delighted with the aesthetics of the bridge, which really enhances our new entrance to The Glenlivet.”

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