Work to install a replacement bridge at Bracklinn Falls in Callander has been completed and the popular site has reopened to local walkers and visitors.
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority removed the former Bracklinn Bridge in December 2021 after engineering and timber surveys found that replacing the bridge would be the safest course of action.
Work to install a replacement Bracklinn Bridge began earlier this year and is now complete – providing a safe place to view the spectacular Bracklinn Falls and allowing walkers to complete the full Bracklinn Falls Circuit route once again.
The new bridge is a simple and robust structure that fits well with the landscape of the Falls and is built to last.
Additional improvements to the site have also been installed, including benches and safety barriers and the path on approach to the bridge has been reinstated. A new information panel sharing the history and culture of the area is due to be installed soon.
A recent upgrade to the path connecting the town centre, Callander Crags and Bracklinn Falls also makes it easier for visitors to park in Callander and walk to the Falls from there.
Stuart Mearns, Director of Place at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, said: “The Bracklinn Falls Circuit is an important part of the local path network and I know the Callander community will welcome its reinstatement.
“As we head into what is likely to be another busy visitor season, it is fantastic to see projects such as this completed as part of our longer term plans to improve visitor services and infrastructure.
“More than 70,000 people visit Bracklinn Falls every year and the new bridge will allow them to fully enjoy the site and the opportunities it offers for health and wellbeing.”