Bridges

Lovers Lane upgrade – Lumphanan

The upgrade and improvements to the Lovers Lane path were welcomed by the Lumphanan Community. Previously two old bridges had a step up onto them and both were in disrepair, the path had narrowed and was uneven. The aim of the project was to encourage greater access for people including the less-abled and those with […]...

New Bridge for Strathdon

After consultation the Strathdon Community were keen to see the Strathdon Bridge re-instated across the River Don; linking settlements on the south side of the River Don to the Lonach Hall, a community hub. The bridge has also encouraged members of the community to use the quieter back road south of the river from Strathdon/Bellabeg […]...

The Tarland Way

Three Phases of the Tarland Way have been completed culminating in over 4km of path work between Tarland and Aboyne. A number of funding partners were involved in the project these were the Climate Challenge Fund; Aberdeenshire LEADER; Aberdeenshire Council; Scottish Enterprise and Bancon Construction. The Tarland Community’s aspiration was to have a safe off […]...

New Bridge ensures a future for Kingussie river crossing

Kingussie Community Development Company had been championing a replacement crossing at Strathlynn, Kingussie over the Gynack burn before a bridge closure – which occured at another location on the same path network only a few hundred metres downstream. COAT employed a civil engineer to draw-up plans for a ‘Ranger’ aerial-mast bridge similar to the one […]...

Upper Gynack Bridge, Kingussie

The Upper Gynack Bridge in Kingussie forms an important link across the Gynack burn and is a key part of the Paths Around Kingussie network of informal paths. The bridge structure was inspected a few years ago at the same time that COAT was working with KCDC to replace the bridge further downstream; it was […]...

Wildcat Trail Bridges

July 2011 saw the Wildcat Trail near Newtonmore go from strength to strength as an award-winning construction team bridged the Allt na Féithe Buidhe and Allt Mor with a pair of steel-beam bridges. Strong Bridges Ltd had been engaged by COAT to replace an existing timber-beam bridge over the Allt na Féithe Buidhe and install […]...

Dulnain Bridge Path Opening

Dulnain Bridge Community Council and residents met with representatives from Cairngorms National Park Authority and COAT to celebrate the re-opening of a riverside path in the village on Friday (11th March). Push through the new gate and step from the village green to an adventure along the river!…....

Local MP Opens Path Link to Highland Society Bridge, Braemar

Sir Robert Smith, MP for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine, formally opened the long awaited path linking Braemar to the Highland Society Bridge. The 1.2km route provides much needed and improved access for locals to the wider network from Glenshee Road, and had been identified as a high priority project by the Cairngorms Outdoor Access Trust (COAT). The […]...

Gynack Bridge Replacement, Kingussie

Background The lower footbridge spanning the Gynack Burn between the Cross Restaurant and Gynack Road was condemned over 2 years ago. The wooden bridge had been built on two sections of old railway line and the structure was not considered safe for public use with the timber itself worn and very slippy. Kingussie Community Development […]...