£9.2 million Pulpit Rock road scheme on Loch Lomondside carries traffic over the shore.
The new Pulpit Rock road scheme on Loch Lomondside in Scotland has been opened by Derek Mackay, the minister for transport at the Scottish Parliament.
The work has enabled the road to be widened to two way traffic and means traffic lights on the section of the A82 have been removed after thirty years. The new viaduct will carry traffic over the loch’s shores.
This timelapse footage of the viaduct construction shows the main girder placement – these span between the main piers and support the concert deck which in turn carries the road.
Mackay said: “Our multi-million schemes are improving journeys and the new viaduct at Pulpit Rock now takes traffic over Loch Lomond’s shoreline is both breathtaking and a significant engineering achievement. The viaduct enables the road to be widened to two way traffic and for traffic signals which have been there for over thirty years, to be removed and will be welcomed by local communities and road users.”
It’s part of a series of works along the road, including work along the Loch’s shoreline between Tarbet and Inverarnan. Design plans are expected to be published for the scheme later this year.