Council moves forward with project to replace Lossiemouth East Beach bridge

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MORAY Council has unveiled its proposed designs for the new Lossiemouth East Beach footbridge.

The town’s sole access to the beach has been closed since July of 2019, after structural engineers found the bridge to be leaning to one side.

Beaver Bridges of Shrewsbury was appointed by the local authority in 2020 to design potential replacements, following the Scottish Government’s commitment of £1 million to the project.

The council has today (March 1) unveiled the proposals digitally through a virtual exhibition. The three options showcased range from £1.3 million in cost to over £2 million – with the latter being the only of the trio to be positioned in the same location as the existing bridge. The other two options would sit closer to the town’s local amenities at Clifton Road.

Convener of Moray Council, Shona Morrison, said, “We know how important a footbridge to the East Beach is for the community of Lossiemouth, for its residents, visitors and also the economic impact. This virtual exhibition will be vital in gathering views to allow us to secure funding to move to phase two – designing and building of the bridge.”

To view the digital exhibition, click here.