August 5, 2022

This week marks 40 years since the iconic Kessock Bridge opened in Inverness in 1982.

The landmark structure was officially opened to the public on Friday 6 August in 1982 by the Queen Mother after four years of construction at a cost of £25m.

To celebrate the anniversary, BEAR Scotland is holding an exhibition of models, film and material relating to the construction of Kessock Bridge at the Highland Archive Centre from Friday 5 August until Friday 19 August 2022.

To commemorate the hard work of those who worked on the construction of the bridge, BEAR has invited a group of the engineers involved  to celebrate the anniversary at the Highland Archive Centre on Friday 5 August to see the exhibition and enjoy a light lunch. Click here to watch the events of the day!

BEAR Scotland is responsible for the day-to-day management and maintenance of the Kessock Bridge on behalf of Transport Scotland. Eddie Ross, Operating Company Representative, from BEAR Scotland said:

“We’re extremely proud to be the custodians of this iconic Scottish structure. We’ve been responsible for an extensive maintenance and refurbishment programme since 2013 and the continuation of this, with major investment from Transport Scotland, will ensure the bridge operates effectively for many years to come.”

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