George Leslie Ltd

Key Facts

  • Client: Aberdeenshire Council
  • Engineer: Aberdeenshire Council
  • Conditions of contract: ICE 5th Edition
  • Contract value: £700,000
  • Duration of works: March 2008 – October 2008

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Roads & Bridges

Montgarrie Bridge Reconstruction

Montgarrie Bridge is situated on the C-classified road spanning the River Don connecting the community of Montgarrie to the town of Alford in Aberdeenshire. This project comprised the reconstruction of the bridge which had been closed to vehicular traffic for some time.

The main elements of the works included the demolition of the existing two span, steel lattice, composite superstructure, strengthening of the existing abutments and the construction of a new superstructure complete with new lattice parapets to replicate the look of the original bridge.

Temporary works included the design and erection of a temporary bridge for service diversions and pedestrian access, a the installation of a substantial ‘crash deck’ to allow the safe demolition of the existing and to support the new 300m3 in-situ deck during construction. The existing bridge abutments were underpinned using mini-bored, cast-in-situ piles.

Bridge deck waterproofing, approach road realignment, alteration to street lighting and final surfacing completed the project, with the aesthetically pleasing 75m of new lattice parapets providing the finishing touches.

The successful completion of the project relied upon the close liaison and cooperation with the local community, with SEPA and Aberdeenshire Council, all of which were reflected in letters of commendation and favourable press comment and reflects the cooperative manner in which everyone approached the project.

News updates


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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George Leslie Ltd, Blackbyres Road, Barrhead, Glasgow, G78 1DU  |  |  +44 (0)141 881 9131