Firm to construct £1.3m seawall to protect bridge from tidal scour

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BEAR Scotland is to begin a £1.3 million project to protect the Cromarty Bridge from tidal scour.

The firm said that around 9,000 tonnes of rock will be installed around six of the bridge’s piers using an excavator on top of a barge anchored to the seabed – with the majority of work being undertaken underneath the bridge.

Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s north west representative, said, “This new £1.3M scour protection project will ensure that the Cromarty Bridge remains protected from tidal erosion for years to come.

“We’ve developed the project so that it generates as little disruption as possible to road users, with the majority of the repairs being carried out from underneath the bridge using an excavator and barge.

“Our teams will do all they can to complete the project as quickly and safely as possible, and we do encourage all road users to plan their journeys in advance by checking Traffic Scotland for the latest journey information.”

BEAR Scotland said that work is expected to take around three months to complete.