Site works are planned to start in the week beginning 1 November, with the structural work on the abutments and piles due to begin in December or January.
The Scottish government confirmed funding for the project earlier this year (link opens in new tab). Lossiemouth Community Development Trust had campaigned to secure funding for the new bridge.
The existing bridge has been closed for safety reasons since April 2020 and a contract that started with the appraisal of options was awarded by Moray Council to Beaver Bridges in September 2020. Beaver Bridges later moved into the design phase and is now responsible for the fabrication and construction.