Council invests in Argyll and Bute bridges


Argyll and Bute Council is investing in the area’s bridge infrastructure after successfully securing £5.4 million from the Scottish Government’s highly competitive Local Bridge Maintenance Fund.

At a meeting of today’s Economic Development and Infrastructure Committee, members agreed to replace four bridges in Argyll and Bute, and to carry out strengthening works on a further five.

The council will replace the following bridges:

  • A846-270 Glenegedale
  • B844-010 Kilninver Bridge
  • A816-120 Oude
  • A849-280 Pennyghael Bridge

In addition, it will carry out strengthening works on:

  • B840-140 Archonnell Bridge
  • B842-010 Claonaig Bridge
  • A815-230 Cothouse Bridge
  • A849-280 Pennyghael Bridge
  • B839-050 Lochgoilhead Bridge

The council’s Policy Lead for Roads and Infrastructure Services, Councillor Andrew Kain, said: “Argyll and Bute has a diverse and varied landscape and many of our key transport routes include bridges.

“This funding allocation will play a huge part in helping us to maintain these bridges and to keep Argyll and Bute moving. The programme will also bring benefits to our island communities, with two of the bridges that we are replacing situated on islands, thus helping to improve the islands transportation infrastructure.”

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