Storm damaged bridge in Aberdeenshire to reopen, but another set to close after inspection
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Aberdeenshire Council's Bridges Team has advised that the Lower North Water Bridge in South Aberdeenshire will reopen at 3pm today (Friday).
Scour inspections in the aftermath of Storm Babet have been completed and although there are some emergency repairs required, it has jointly been agreed with Angus Council that the bridge can be reopened.
The works will be undertaken under a full road closure on weekdays at off-peak times from 10am-3pm for around four weeks.
In addition, should there be further flooding or severe weather events before completion of the emergency repairs the bridge will be closed.
At the same time intrusive investigations of the concrete deck on Aboyne Bridge which carries the B968 road have revealed it is in a poor condition.
A spokesperson said: "We’ve had a single lane traffic closure under traffic lights during these works, but the findings mean we cannot reopen the lane to traffic.
"As a precaution, from this Friday (November 10), we will be closing both lanes of the bridge to all vehicular traffic for an initial three-week period to allow more extensive investigations to be completed and the extent of the problem fully determined.
"A formal diversion via Dinnet will be in place throughout the closure.
"We appreciate that this closure coincides with a two-day road closure of the A93 from Rosehill Steading to Kirkton Croft on Nov 13 and 14 to allow for road marking works and we would ask that you bear with us as our contractors carry out these essential works."