River Carron half way to getting a new crossing

The River Carron could get a new crossing, if Falkirk Council can find half the cash
The River Carron could get a new crossing, if Falkirk Council can find half the cash

There could be another 
crossing over the River 
Carron if Falkirk Council can find half the cash needed to build it.

The local authority has secured £227,750 to erect a footbridge over the body of water, somewhere between the villages of Langlees, Bainsford and Carronshore

However, it has to come 
up with the same amount again for the project to go ahead.

Transport charity Sustrans awarded the Communities Link grant to increase the number of the walking and cycle routes in the area and make it easier for people in the villages to get to the Helix Park by foot.

However, unless Falkirk Council can find the rest, 
the project will not go 
ahead.

A council spokesperson said: “We have received Community Links funding for a number of projects, one of which is the Carronshore footbridge.

“We now have 50 per cent of the funding in place to build the new bridge and should know about the additional funding required by late summer.”

The new bridge is still in the design stages and plans are to locate it over the River Carron between the communities of Bainsford, Langlees and Carronshore.

‘‘The path over the bridge will be three metres wide and will be suitable for pedestrians, cyclists and horses.’’