Deeside bridge given upgrade

Provost Jill Webster on the bridge
Provost Jill Webster on the bridge

A bridge overlooking one of Deeside’s most picturesque scenes has undergone a major upgrade.

The pedestrian bridge at the Falls of Feugh has received a facelift after a refurbishment project was completed by Aberdeenshire Council.

The project consisted of replacing the decking and mesh fencing and applying a four coat anti-corrosion protective coating to the structure.

The works have been specified such that no further major maintenance work will be required for twenty years and the old steel decking has been upgraded to an anti-slip surface for improved safety according to the Council.

Provost Jill Webster, Councillor for Banchory and Mid Deeside welcomed the works.

She said: “The Bridge of Feugh is one of the most popular tourist sites not only in Deeside but also in Aberdeenshire and attracts thousands of visitors every year to watch the spectacular falls and the salmon jumping.

She added: “I am therefore delighted that we were able to fund this work and the bridge now looks really super. In addition, road surfacing and bridge parapet works are planned for the near future which will complete this very welcome programme of investment at this important tourist site.”