Morar River Bridge project now complete

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A major bridge maintenance project worth more than £1m on the A830 Morar River Bridge was finished last week.

Essential maintenance works had been taking place since November on the bridge that carries the A830 over the Morar River.

The works involved removing the bridge’s existing paint system, which was in poor condition, and applying a new specialist protective paint system to all the elements of the bridge’s structural steel frame, helping to prevent rust and deterioration to the bridge.

Teams had been working from scaffolding suspended beneath the bridge deck throughout the project.  The final phase of work involved dismantling these temporary structures that have provided safe access throughout the project, with the last of the scaffolding removed last week.

Commenting on the project, Eddie Ross, BEAR Scotland’s North West Representative said: ‘We’re pleased that teams have completed the bridge maintenance project worth more than £1m which began at the end of last year.

‘The maintenance means that Morar River Bridge will be protected against the elements, meaning it will function safely for years to come.

‘Teams have worked to remove the complex scaffolding which had been in use during the project, with the final section removed this week.

‘We thank road users and local residents for their patience while we’ve worked to carry out this project on Morar River Bridge.’