02 September 2019

Kinnairdy Bridge set to close due to safety concerns

An Aberdeenshire bridge is closing due to public safety concerns.

Following a structural assessment, Aberdeenshire Council’s engineers decided that Kinnairdy Bridge will close from Tuesday, September 10.

Philip McKay, the council’s Head of Roads, Landscape and Waste Services, said: “We are fortunate to have many historic bridges in Aberdeenshire but lots of them need to be regularly maintained and repaired so they are safe for the public to use. Whilst I appreciate that closures can cause inconvenience, I hope the public understand that safety must come first.

“Vehicles that weigh more than three tons are not currently permitted to use the bridge due to a restriction that has been in force since March. The bridge has been monitored regularly due to concerns about its structure. However, it’s structure is deteriorating quicker than first thought which is why we have decided to close it.”

During the closure motorists are being advised to use an alternative route: A97 to Aberchirder, C28L to Clunie, C30L to Mill of Kinnairdy.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing bridges@aberdeenshire.gov.uk