The iconic ‘Swing Bridge’ over the River Carron which links Larbert to Camelon is to be replaced at a cost of £350,000.
Work is expected to be finished by the spring. It is the latest phase of the ambitious Carron Loop scheme being developed by Falkirk Council, Central Scotland Forest Trust and Communities Along The Carron Association to make access between Larbert, Stenhousemuir, Camelon, Mungal and Bainsford more ‘user friendly’ for walkers and cyclists.
A 700-metre path network including a 130-metre long raised walkway between Camelon playing fields and Camelon Cemetery is also planned and being funded by the council, Sustrans Scotland and Falkirk Environment Trust at a cost of £230,000.
The Carron Loop covers six miles and is intended to provide hundreds of residents the chance to enjoy the outdoors.
Councillor Craig R. Martin, spokesperson for the environment, said: “The new bridge and pathways will provide numerous health benefits to residents and visitors alike.”