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 4970 structures, including 2029 bridges and over 2941 culverts, footbridges, gantries, high-mast lighting and retaining walls.
Our beautiful bridges
The gross asset value of the bridges stock is £7.62bn.
Our bridges are a vital part of Scotland's culture and heritage; 58 of them are of Historic Interest.
Many are magnificent feats of engineering. Ten 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. 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
We manage four canal swing bridges on the Trunk Road Network, at Banavie, Fort Augustus, Aberchalder and Laggan. Two more - at Tomnahurich and Ardrishaig - are managed by Scottish Canals.