12 October 2022

King Edward bridge replacement works continue apace

Works are progressing on the replacement of bridges in the King Edward area which were destroyed by severe flooding three years ago.

North Litterty bridge which carries the U17S road near Fintry was originally a masonry arch but has now been replaced by a corrugated steel arch with rendered concrete parapets and re-opened earlier this month.

Our construction teams have also just completed works on the bridge at Bruntyards carrying the C51L and are now focusing their efforts on the replacement of the Mill of Balmaud carrying the U12S road near Strocherie, followed by works at Millcroft carrying the U12S at Plaidy.

The replacement Bridge of Fortrie was completed in November last year featuring an increased waterway area and steel sheet piling in order to protect the bridge from being undermined during any future extreme weather events.

Bridges manager at Aberdeenshire Council, Donald MacPherson, said: “This has been a major undertaking since the flash floods of 2019 and has taken significant investment to achieve our goal of rebuilding the structures we lost at King Edward.

“I am delighted that North Litterty and Bruntyards have now re-opened and works are well underway at Mill of Balmaud. I would like to thank all residents and businesses impacted by the closures for their patience and understanding as we do everything we can to reconnect this rural community.”