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Acrow Bridge, a leading international bridge engineering and supply company, announced the successful opening of a bridge it recently supplied to client Retro Bridge and contractor McGregor Construction for The Highland Council in Scotland to replace the Muchrachd Bridge in Glen Cannich, near Inverness. The new bridge is a 120 tonne, 52 meter, single span structure of prefabricated modular steel, and serves as a lifeline route for the residents of Glen Cannich as well as a major utility company’s vital access to nearby Mullardoch Dam.
Referring to the new bridge and the McGregor Construction-led team, Drew Hendry, Leader of The Highland Council and Councillor for Aird and Loch Ness Ward, said, “It is vital works like these that keep rural Highlands
connected. Highland Council staff and the contractor have got to be congratulated for their efforts and the work that they have put in to bring this project in, not only under budget but on schedule. The bridge is a fantastic replacement, and will allow the community to be able to work effectively for many years to come.”
Acrow worked with UK modular bridge specialist Retro Bridge, which was engaged by McGregor Construction to replace the original two-span, timber-decked Bailey Bridge installed more than 50 years ago as the Muchrachd Bridge.
“The new bridge should make life a lot easier for local residents,” said Bill Killeen, President and CEO of Acrow. “The old bridge had weight restrictions in place, forcing large vehicles, such as tractors and fuel trucks, to cross the river using a nearby ford – a huge inconvenience.
With the new bridge fully operational, residents can now get vital supplies like cattle feed and fuel across the river with ease. The old bridge lasted over 50 years – and the new Acrow Bridge will have an even longer life span.”
About Acrow Bridge
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