Client / Upper Deeside Access Trust
Budget / GBP 50,000
Stage / Completed 2006
Winner Aberdeenshire Design Award
Finalist AJ Small Projects Award
Completed in Summer 2006 the Glen Tanar Footbridge is the first implementation of a bridge type intended for use throughout the Cairngorm National Park ? Britain?s newest, largest and most remote National Park.
Designed in conjunction with Aberdeenshire council Structures Department, the 17m long span replaces a previous bridge washed away in floods and is conceived as an economic and low key solution that has minimal impact on the surrounding landscape. The detailing of the concrete abutments has been designed to blend with the banks whilst the superstructure is of untreated European Larch felled from a stand of trees less than 2 miles from the site.