Stirling Council appoints firm to repair bridge as a ‘matter of urgency’

Stirling Council

AMCOGIFFEN has been appointed by Stirling Council to carry out repair works on Catterburn Bridge.

The firm commenced initial site investigation works earlier this week, with the main repair works set to start next month.

It comes after the bridge, located on the A809 south of Croftamie, suffered a partial collapse in September last year which forced it to close. The council said repair work has been ‘challenging’ due to a number of factors including the age of the bridge and unstable ground conditions.

The repair comes as part of a £2.5 million package from the local authority, which will also fund work on Branshogle Bridge.

Convener of Stirling Council’s environment and housing committee, councillor Jen Preston, said, “I know how much disruption the closure of this crucial crossing point is causing to local residents and businesses, and the Council has progressed repairs as a matter of urgency.

“We are working with utility partners and the contractor to ensure work on the bridge can start as soon as possible, and we will continue to keep local people updated regularly throughout the duration of the project.”