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Cloddach Bridge

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  • Started 5 days ago by chdot
  • Latest reply from Murun Buchstansangur

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  1. chdot

    08 FEB 2023

    Future of Cloddach Bridge

    Moray Council’s Economic Development and Infrastructure Services Committee has today (Tuesday 7 February) agreed to keep the Cloddach Bridge closed to vehicles but open to pedestrians and cyclists, while monitoring its condition.

    Bridge in Douglas Ross's constituency gets £1.5m for repairs

    1 hour ago

    Posted 5 days ago #
  2. Murun Buchstansangur

    Is it a bridge or a pork barrel?

    Posted 5 days ago #
  3. chdot

    A few barrels might be better value.

    The bridge was closed to motor vehicles from 4 February 2022 following an inspection which revealed the poor state of the structure.[3] It was estimated that replacing the bridge would cost £2.9 million while removing it would cost £333,500.

    And how much would basic maintenance have cost/saved??

    He said yesterday he was "absolutely delighted" with the Treasury cash, which now needs match funding and a business case to effect the repairs.

    He confirmed he had directly lobbied the chancellor ahead of the budget.

    Posted 5 days ago #
  4. Murun Buchstansangur

    "In 2001 a 7.5 tonne weight restriction was applied following a structural assessment.

    That was lowered to three tonnes in 2019.

    A two meter height restriction was installed about a year ago to stop non-compliant vehicles from crossing the bridge.

    But it was repeatedly hit by vans and lorries in the months before it was closed to motorists."

    Honestly, if motor vehicles had legs instead of wheels, you'd have to call Rentokil.

    Posted 5 days ago #

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