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Lewisburn Bridge

Forestry Commission, 2008

An elegant curved suspension bridge built to carry the Lakeside Way over the Lewis burn

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The stretch of Lakeside Way where the Lewis burn enters the reservoir was perhaps the most challenging part of the track to construct.

The Lakeside Way was designed to separate foot, cycling and other non-vehicular traffic from the C200, the public highway that runs along the south side of the lake. To achieve this at the Lewis burn, the track dips under the main road into the inlet, returning to the lake shoreline by again dipping under the main road on the other side of the river. To connect these two sections, an elegant curved suspension bridge was designed to carry the Lakeside Way across the burn at the first narrow point available.

The bridge was designed by Forestry Commission engineer Geoff Freedman working with colleagues from Forestry Civil Engineering, fabricated by JKF of Leven in Fife and project supervised by local Forestry Commission staff.

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