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Tomnahurich Bridge on the A82 in Inverness closed to boat traffic due to heat


By Louise Glen

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The Tomnahurich Bridge and wider West Link area.
The Tomnahurich Bridge and wider West Link area.

Scottish Canals has said the Tomnahurich Bridge will be closed to boat traffic, after rising temperatures have expanded its fabric to a degree it might not be able to close if it is opened.

While the bridge is shut to canal traffic, it will remain open for vehicle traffic, while the new Torvean Bridge remains closed.

A Scottish Canals spokesman said: "As temperatures have reached approximately 34degrees at road level on the deck of Tomnahurich Bridge this afternoon and the bridge has consequently expanded to the degree that we can no longer be certain of closing it if it is opened.

"To protect the traffic flow on the A82, especially with the new Torvean Bridge currently being unavailable to road traffic, Tomnahurich Bridge is currently closed to boat traffic."

READ: Highland Council admits 'snagging issues' on new Torvean Swing Bridge behind long delays on the A82


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