A82 Allt Chonoglais Bridge replacement

A survey had identified the old A82 Allt Chonoglais Bridge as being under strength to carry future traffic loads.

The old bridge was beyond economic repair and has now been replaced by a stronger structure.

The improvement, part of the A82 Bridge Strengthening & Replacement Programme, followed the completion of Lairig Eilde, Ba and Achnambeithach bridges.

What was involved?

Contractors erected a temporary bridge to carry trunk road traffic while the old bridge deck was removed and the abutments and piers lowered. New abutments, bridge deck and parapets were then be constructed together with associated roadworks.

On completion, the temporary bridge was removed and the land returned to its natural state. This project was subject to extensive consultation with local landowners, stakeholders and the A82 Working Group.

Transport Scotland would like to thank them for their co-operation in the scheme development and their patience whilst it is delivered.

How much did it cost?

The cost of the works was £1.8 million

What was done to reduce the environmental impact?

The environmental impact of the works was minimised. Control measures were put in place to protect the local environment. Environmental scoping was completed.

Are there any other online legal documents / public notices relating to this project?

Section 74 Roads (Scotland) Act Notice for the temporary road re-alignment to accommodate the temporary bridge.

Prioritising bridge maintenance

Transport Scotland maintains and operates trunk road bridges and structures across Scotland.Our responsibilities 

Transport Scotland is responsible for the management, maintenance and operation of trunk road bridges and structures in Scotland. 

Our aim is to ensure bridge safety and minimise delay and disruption to the public, road users and the environment.