Including bridges

Farburn Bridge, Aberdeen

September 2019


This was a funded project by the Sustrans Charity for Aberdeen City Council to upgrade an existing dust path to a 3m asphalt cycleway, replace the existing bridge and fencing to promote people to walk and cycle along this stretch of a peaceful river. 

The site was a sensitive location adjacent to the River Don and residential apartments making it a popular path which required a pedestrian detour to be created while the work was carried out.

The timber bridge that was to be replaced by a new timber steel cycleway bridge was supported by CTS Bridges for design and supply of the new bridge. Getting the 4.8ton, 14m long and 3m wide steel bridge frame into position was a key challenge of the project especially with limited access due to the location!

Ecological consideration was taken to avoid bird nesting season and wildflower seeding was carried out on completion of the project along the stretch of path.

Works completed by CRC:

  • Construction of new cycleway along the river

  • Construction and assembly of new timber steel cycleway bridge

  • Construction of concrete abutments

  • Construction of U-ditch

  • Installation of timber fence

  • Path diversion

  • Wildflower seeding