Improvements planned for iconic Glenrothes bridge

The iconic White Bridge in Glenrothes is about to undergo a facelift, with work due to begin in the early summer.

Works to enhance the B969 River Leven Bridge, known locally as the White Bridge, follow extensive consultation with partners with an interest in health, safety and wellbeing in the community.

Glenrothes Area Committee Convenor, Cllr Craig Walker, said: “The White Bridge is a well known landmark in Glenrothes, and a vital route for both vehicles and pedestrians, providing a crossing over the River Leven and a landmark for Riverside Park below.

“The planned works will not only improve the appearance of the bridge but they’ll also include some parapet and lighting  improvements.

The bridge will be cleaned from top to bottom, as part of the works along with, parapet improvements and the installation of decorative lighting which will enhance the area, making the bridge a focal point of Riverside Park.

It should take around 6 weeks to complete the work. During this time, the bridge will be wholly or partially closed at various points.

The cleaning of the bridge will mean a full closure for a short period, to allow work to go on overhead. Traffic Lights will then be in place for the remainder of the project as the parapet and lighting improvements continue .

Lane closures will be in place at various times to allow for the installation of the parapet extensions.  Pedestrian access will be maintained during that time with some minor adjustments.

The project is programmed for tendering in the coming weeks and upon the successful appointment of a contractor, a further update will be issued.

The make-over of the White Bridge is part of a wider programme in Riverside Park and along the River Leven. This will include new artwork and improvements to the park.