Flood scheme bridge to close for one day

Residents in Forres are being warned that a replacement footbridge over the River Findhorn opened last year will be temporarily closed later this month.

The footbridge at the Broom of Moy was upgraded as part of the £40million Forres/Pilmuir flood alleviation scheme and opened in September, earlier than had been anticipated.

Moray Council say that the bridge will need to be closed but only for 24 hours on Wednesday, January 22 so that a temporary panel put in place can be replaced with a permanent one.

The original bridge over the river had been opened in 1948 for pedestrians and cyclists but its replacement had to be three times longer because of the flood works.  That was achieved by inserting a new span into the bridge.

Work on the flood alleviation scheme is due to be complete in the spring of next year.

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