South Scotland

Historic Yarrow Valley bridge repairs to begin

Broadmeadows Bridge Image copyright Scottish Borders Council

A 13-week programme of works is scheduled to begin next week to repair a historic bridge in the Borders.

Broadmeadows Bridge in the Yarrow Valley was damaged by a vehicle in September last year.

The crossing on the A708 has had temporary traffic lights in place since then to allow its continued use.

A £100,000 rebuilding programme will now get under way on Monday with lights continuing to be used to allow the bridge to remain open to traffic.

Councillor Gordon Edgar said: "The council has recognised the importance of keeping Broadmeadows Bridge open for the local community.

"The A708 is a vital route for the Yarrow Valley community and a temporary diversion would have caused significant disruption.

"The council thanks the local community for their patience and will carry out the works safely, and as quickly as possible."

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