Falkirk eyesore bridge gets much needed refurbishment

A Falkirk railway bridge dubbed an eyesore is finally being refurbished.

Ladysmill Bridge (Pic: Michael Gillen)
Ladysmill Bridge (Pic: Michael Gillen)

Work started this week on Ladysmill Bridge on Kerse Lane and is expected to be finished by April.

Network Rail say the bridge - built in 1935 - will be cleaned, inspected, repaired and repainted.

The announcement was welcomed by Councillor Robert Bissett.

He said: "The Ladysmill Bridge is seen by visitors and residents when entering or leaving Falkirk on the east side.

"It is in a bit of a state and an eyesore and this has been raised many times in correspondence to me.

"In 2018, Network Rail finally agreed that the refurbishment would be carried out in 2020/21 and they have been true to their word."

"As chairman of local heritage group Falkirk Made Friends, I am delighted Falkirk’s engineering heritage is being preserved."

The work will take until April 2 but there will be a break over Christmas and traffic management removed.

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