THE LONG AWAITED completion of the £418k provision of a footbridge over the Burn of Cullen has been marked with an official opening ceremony.
Yesterday a group of P7 pupils from Cullen Primary joined local councillor Ron Shepherd in cutting the ribbon on the bridge.
A replacement for a 90-year-old structure that was beyond repair, the bridge construction includes a new sea wall protecting the access road and stone protection upstream of the bridge to the banks of the Cullen Burn.
A diversion for water and electricity supplies, which had been attached to the old bridge, and a new tarmac approach path have also been included in the project.
Providing the only safe route between Seatown and the Cullen Golf Course, the bridge was formally opened by Councillor Shepherd who said: “This footbridge represents a significant investment in the Cullen community.
“The Seatown bridge it replaces lasted for a very respectable 90 years – I would sincerely hope this one lasts even longer. For residents and visitors alike, it provides a safe link between the village and the golf club facilities, the beautiful beach and the coastal trail.
“All these facilities are important to the local Cullen economy as well as the wellbeing of those of us who are fortunate enough to live here.”