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Work to start on Cullen footbridge

Press release   •   Mar 08, 2016 08:31 GMT

Work is about to get under way on the installation of a new footbridge over the Burn of Cullen on the western outskirts of the coastal town.

It will be located several metres upstream of the existing pedestrian bridge at Seatown.

The replacement bridge will also be approximately one metre higher to reduce the risk of flooding at high tide.

The bridge is the only safe pedestrian access between Seatown and the beach car park and golf club.

It was built by Cullen Town Council in the 1930s but is now in very poor condition.

The existing bridge will remain in use until work on the replacement is completed in July, following which it will be demolished.

The new bridge will have a steel superstructure and timber decking and the work, which will be carried out by Balfour Beatty Construction Services, will also include support structures, the diversion of water and electricity supplies, an extension to the seawall and tarmac footways.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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