Modifications required on new Inverness swing bridge

MODIFICATIONS are being considered to address ‘teething issues’ on Inverness’ Torvean Bridge, The Highland Council has said.

The crossing, which opened in early June, was taken out of service earlier this week after initial snagging issues were detected.

The local authority said that mechanically the bridge works as designed, but adjustments and modifications of its ‘many’ sensors are required to allow the crossing to operate consistently in automatic mode without tripping.

In conjunction with experts, the council will now determine what modifications are required to overcome the ‘teething problems’. It also confirmed that training will be undertaken so operatives can use the bridge as efficiently as possible – with the bridge hoped to be reopened after August 12.