Joy of new (replacement) £285,000 Aberdour Footbridge

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Fife Council And Construction staff, at new bridge, celebrating its presence, along with Fife Councillors and Aberdour Community Councillors. The bridge is of a brown wood construct in open oblong style. The photo is set close to a wooded tree area, the are lots of green leaves and some green grass.

Fife Council has built (July 2023) and installed a new £285,000 replacement footbridge for Aberdour Harbour.  One that restores a vital link in Fife’s coastal path

The original bridge was damaged beyond repair following the storms and flooding in August 2020. The construction works which took three months to complete were delivered on time and to budget

Works on the bridge were planned to make sure the new bridge was in place in time to allow the local Donkey Brae race to go ahead on Sunday 30 July 2023.

Completion of the new bridge was warmly welcomed by Aberdour Community Council, Aberdour Residents Association and local councillors.

Fife Council’s spokesperson for finance, economy and strategic planning Cllr Altany Craik is delighted the new bridge is in place: “The replacement bridge will bring many benefits to the local and wider community, as well as reinstating this scenic coastal path link.

“I’d like to thank the local community for their patience during the works and trust that the new footbridge will help further enhance the area.”

“It’s excellent to see the reinstatement of the Dour Burn Bridge in advance of the Donkey Brae Run. The contractor, Realm Construction has done an outstanding job and I’m really excited to see locals enjoying this coastal link once again.”

Pictured from left to right are Ciaran Hoggan (Realm Construction), Kane Lockhart (Realm Construction), Michael Anderson (Fife Council), Kai Laing (Realm Construction), Thomas McGregor (Fife Council), Jakub Witkowski (Fife Council), Cllr Dave Dempsey (Councillor for Ward ), Roy Marrian (Aberdour Residents Association), Cllr Patrick Browne (Councillor for Ward), Tom Marshall (Aberdour Residents Association), Iain Fleming (community council chair), Joan Dryburgh (community council), Pauline Norman (community council)

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