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Key Facts

  • Client: The Highland Council
  • Engineer: The Highland Council
  • Conditions of contract: NEC Option A
  • Contract value: £439,000
  • Duration of works: June 2012 – October 2012

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Roads & Bridges

Skeabost Bridge Refurbishment

The project comprised upgrading works to the deck and the underside of Skeabost Bridge, situated on the main A850 road, 4miles north of Portree on the Isle of Skye.

The scope of the works included:

  • Deck edge beam removal and reconstruction
  • Installation of Armco road restraint system
  • Removal of existing deck joints & the construction of new deck ends
  • Deck waterproofing, surfacing and footway construction
  • Bridge bearing replacement
  • Concrete repairs to the abutments and cantilevered walkways.
  • Drainage Improvements and steelwork painting

Single-lane traffic was maintained throughout the course of the works and a piled crash-deck supported on steel beams was one of the protection measures implemented to ensure there was no adverse environmental effect on the river below.

A challenging contract at this remote but scenic location above the River Snizort, with the ever changing weather conditions in this unforgiving location.

News updates

REPLACEMENT OF OBAN FERRY TERMINAL – LINKSPAN No1

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

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GL return to the Sound of Kerrera

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

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Polmadie Bridge official opening……..

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

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