Bridge Replacement Programme

Our infrastructure squad have had a very busy few months building some of our bridges located throughout Perthshire. The squad are often out in our rural areas with some beautiful scenery, hard at work to get the bridges ready for other members of the public to enjoy and link walks in the villages around Perthshire.

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Shaky Bridge – tree

Update:  11th Feb 2019

The canopy of the tree that the Shaky Bridge goes through will be removed in its entirety in the coming week (11th Feb). Preliminary works were carried out last week, with the remainder of the canopy scheduled to be removed (weather permitting) from Tuesday.

The decision to remove the canopy from the tree has been openly discussed and has the approval of the local community (via community council and development trust) and both landowners.

The rational for the removal of the canopy is the extensive rot in the limbs and the base of the tree present a real risk that the tree will fail, causing significant damage to the shaky bridge. Community Greenspace are working with the community council to secure funding to retain the bridge *and its shaky character, for generations to come.

It is important to note that the works will take place without formally closing the bridge, however if the area is roped off, path users are asked to prevent from accessing the site until advised by our contractor that it is safe to do so (no more than a few minutes).

Please contact Perth and Kinross Council, Community Greenspace if you require further information.

communitygreenspace@pkc.gov.uk

01738 475000