Allt Kinglass

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Re: Allt Kinglass

Post by neilfarmer » Sun Sep 30, 2012 1:38 am

Roadworks are planned for the bridge taking the A82 over this river.
There will be warning signs and the roadworks will be dead obvious, but take great care.
I am led to believe that on occasions, the entire river flow may be diverted into pipes.
I would suggest avoiding this section while construction is underway.

Also, don't speed through the constriction site or nearby.
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Re: Allt Kinglass

Post by neilfarmer » Tue Nov 06, 2012 1:19 am

Replacement bridge is now in place (November 2012).
Contractors will soon start to demolish the old bridge and build a new one.
It is not a good idea to paddle any where near this construction site building and clearup has finished!
Will post more details as we get them.
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Re: Allt Kinglass

Post by neil.farmer » Wed Dec 19, 2012 6:14 pm

Update on progress at A82 Allt Chonoglais (River Kinglas). Demolition should start the 7th of January and it is avisable to update your website and inform canoeists that they should avoid the area until further updates are given on the progress on site. The plan is to erect a crash deck around centre span, cut the deck in sections and then remove by crane. The outer spans will then be demolished.
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Re: Allt Kinglass

Post by neil.farmer » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:40 pm

Update 22 January 2013

Update on works at River Kinglas, Allt Chonoglais bridge repalcement. There is currently a crash deck being constructed around the centre span. Next week the bridge deck is going to be demolished. Centre span cut up into liftable sections then the north and south spans demolished. It would be advisable to stay away fron the river/bridge area until further updates.
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Re: Allt Kinglass

Post by neil.farmer » Sun Mar 10, 2013 8:30 pm

Update - 8th March 2013

"The bridge has now been demolished and the remaining piers capped with concrete slabs. We would still advise that canoeists avoid using the river untill further updates are issued."

Pictures can be found here
http://www.canoescotland.org/AccessEnvi ... tent200135
Select the correct tab, picture of capped pillars is 2nd row, 3rd along.
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Post by Jim W » Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:38 pm

The contractors replacing the bridge over the Kinglass have left the two old pier bases in place. These have been capped to smooth them off, but the engineers predict that at high water these will be just below the surface and may not be visible.

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Re: Allt Kinglass

Post by neil.farmer » Tue Sep 10, 2013 7:34 pm

Update 10 September 2013
The replacement bridge has now been removed & the main A82 bridge finished & open. I will post pictures when I'm next there, but open for business.

Thanks should be said to the contractors, 'Scotland Transerv' who were very helpful & posted regular updates.
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Re: Allt Kinglass

Post by neilfarmer » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:11 am

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