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Torvean Swing Bridge on Inverness’s West Link road on A82 closed as it awaits specialist parts for repair


By Federica Stefani


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Torvean swing bridge.
Torvean swing bridge.

AN Inverness swing bridge which has been operational for less than a year has been closed from yesterday (Tuesday, May 10) after an error occurred.

The Swing Bridge at Torvean has been out of commission since the afternoon and it is expected to remain closed until specialist parts are delivered and fitted, which will take at least a couple of days according to Highland Council.

A council spokesman said: “The swing bridge is currently not in operation. A specialist part has been ordered and is expected to be delivered to Inverness in the next few days.

"As soon as it arrives on site it will be fitted and the bridge will be back in operation. We apologise for any inconvenience."

The bridge had to be closed over the Easter Weekend last month due to an issue with one of the computers.

Shortly after the official opening in July last year, Highland Council and Scottish canals had admitted snagging issues with the the multi-million pound project which caused long delays for motorists caused by issues with the sensors.

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


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