Councillors will this week discuss plans to provide additional funding for essential works to two bridges in rural Stirling.
Road closed signs block entry to the A809 Catterburn Bridge

A Special Meeting of Stirling Council will hear proposals to utilise up to £1.5 million from Council reserves to deliver essential structural improvements on both the Branshogle and Catter Burn bridges, which are currently closed.

The meeting will take place this Thursday, 21st October, at 2pm and will be broadcast live on Stirling Council’s YouTube channel. The agenda is available to be downloaded now.

Branshogle Bridge

Branshogle Bridge suffered a partial parapet collapse following a period of heavy rainfall on 19th February of this year, resulting in its closure. Since the closure of the Branshogle Bridge, engineers have been working with stakeholders, including regulatory bodies, consultants and contractors to ascertain the most appropriate process to repair the bridge.

A contractor has been engaged with a tender returned. Some elements required to be repriced due to a change in specification, and this process is well underway. Further community engagement sessions are planned to provide updates.

Catter Burn Bridge

The parapet wall on Catter Burn Bridge on the A809 south of Croftamie collapsed on 30th September, resulting in the need to close the bridge as an essential safety measure. Engineers are currently assessing the extent of works required to be undertaken to repair the bridge, and community meetings are being arranged to discuss the works and the impact of the closures. Local diversions are in place.