Transport Scotland maintains, manages and operates bridges and structures on Scotland's trunk roads. Our aim is to ensure bridge safety and minimise disruption to the public, road users and the environment.
Operating companies contracted by Transport Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government manage, monitor and maintain any bridges or structures that are part of the road asset.
We maintain 4714 structures, including 1933 bridges and over 2781 culverts, gantries, high-mast lighting and retaining walls.
Our beautiful bridges
The gross asset value of the bridges stock is £5.5bn.
Our bridges are a vital part of Scotland's culture and heritage; 49 of them are of Historic Interest, while six are designated as Scheduled Ancient Monuments.
Many are magnificent feats of engineering. Nine major bridges on the trunk road network have main spans greater than 100m. Steel box girders, cable stays, steel girder trusses and concrete post-tensioned box girders help the bridges stretch further and reach higher.
One of our major recent projects is the Queensferry Crossing, which is on track for completion in 2017. Other estuary and river crossings on the network include:
- A898 Erskine Bridge
- A9 Kessock Bridge
- A9 Cromarty Bridge
- A9 Dornoch Bridge
- M8 Kingston Bridge
- M8 Whitecart Viaduct
- A87 Skye Bridge
- M90 Friarton Bridge
- A985 Kincardine Bridge
- A878 Clackmananshire Bridge
- A876 Connel Bridge
- A82 Ballachulish Bridge
Transport Scotland also operates six canal swing bridges in co-operation with Scottish Canals on the Caledonian and Crinan Canals.