Meiklemill Footbridge replacement works to start on July 6

Works to replace the Meiklemill Footbridge at Ellon will start on Monday, July 6.

For the duration of the works – which are scheduled to be completed by mid-August - the crossing will be closed to all pedestrians along with the adjacent public car park which will accommodate a crane lifting pad and site welfare unit.

The footbridge provides an important route for the local community, connecting Meiklemill Primary School with Gordon Park and Ellon Primary School.

However, water damage and deterioration of the main parapet has led to the decision to replace the 45-year-old timber structure.

The existing footbridge will be demolished to make way for a new steel and timber structure.

Aberdeenshire Council’s in-house construction team will carry out the demolition and preparatory works for the installation of the new bridge which is currently being manufactured by Beaver Bridges Ltd.