A bridge over the River Ample on the scenic C106 single-track road along the south shores of Loch Earn had existed since the early 17th century. The elegant stone arch bridge built in 1859 was a Grade B listed structure and had stood the test of time until 2004, when it was washed away in a freak storm, leaving only a central stump.
The design for the replacement bridge did away with the small and inadequate flood arch, replacing it with a 9m span concrete arch, upon which the finished structure was reconstructed using some 140t of the local Glen Ample stone, indigenous to the area. The reconstruction took some 14weeks to complete and the route along the south shore of Loch Earn was formally reopened by Cllr Gillie Thomson on 10th August 2006.
The resulting new, twin-arched Edinample Bridge is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, and wholly appropriate for one of the most scenic locations in Scotland.
The overall project involves the off-site fabrication and installation of a new linkspan structure at Oban Ferry Terminal for client Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMal).
12th February 2019
GL making a return visit to the Sound of Kerrera off Oban, to undertake substantial repairs to the breakwater which suffered collision damage following an altercation with a workboat earlier this year.
14th December 2018
Michael Matheson MSP and Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity covered all his portfolios at the official opening of the new Polmadie Footbridge giving pedestrian and cycle transport access,
18th September 2018