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Scottish engineers build bridge to Ben Nevis

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Moray-based engineering and construction firm AJ Engineering has built and installed a 42m long bow string arch bridge over the River Nevis, giving walkers access to Ben Nevis.

The bridge was transported in several sections and bolted together on site.

AJ Engineering project manager for the bridge Gary Moir said: “We were contracted by Fion Construction of Fort William to manufacture and install the 46m long bridge. The whole thing was manufactured in Forres and transported to the site at the Glen Nevis Visitor Centre.

“It was an amazing project to work on. The big steel arches involved some precision movement to ensure they were formed correctly. It was also a challenge to transport it. It had to be done in sections but even then, some of the pieces were 25m long.”

Transportation of the segments required police escorts.

“However, everything on the project has gone really well. It is the first bridge that I have had full control over and I am really pleased with how it went. Global Port Services provided us with the 42m, 750t crane that was needed to put the bridge in to place and everything went to plan on the day,” said Moir.

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