Strathyre Suspension Bridge, Scotland

About This Project

Job:       Strathyre Bridge Refurbishment
Client:   Scottish Forestry Commission
Dates:   May/June 2013

iBEX successfully tendered for the refurbishment of the Strathyre suspension footbridge which carries a footpath and national cycle network route over the River Balvag in the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park.

  • A tensioned wire rope system was used to create an access system independent from the existing structure
  • Cable blocks were installed to raise the new bridge
  • Fabricated and galvanised steelwork was suspended and bolted together to form the sub structure
  • Locally sourced larch heartwood was used to create the structural timber deck
  • Skilled carpenters with rope access capabilities then installed the new parapet
  • Finally, an anti-slip finish applied to the bridge deck before being re-opened ahead of schedule