BEAR Scotland has finished a US$2.4 million cantilevered walkway that will keep a historic bridge open to non-motorised users during work to replace the deck.

The walkway on the Connel Bridge over Lock Etive, Scotland. Credit: BEAR Scotland.

The category B listed Connel Bridge, which dates from 1903, will have its deck replaced at the end of this year and during 2025. It carries the A828 road over Loch Etive on the west coast of Scotland between Glasgow and Fort William. At time of building, it was Europe’s second largest cantilever bridge.

The bridge’s permanent walkway will be closed from the middle of this month for cable diversion works.

The walkway is a bespoke structure designed by Spencer Group to be in keeping with the Connel Bridge’s appearance (link opens in new tab).