First of two gantries being lifted into position beneath Kessock Bridge

Notice to Mariners No.6 of 2015      (Updated  28th April 2016).

Chart 1078

Kessock Bridge  -  Reduction of Air Draught 

BEAR SCOTLAND have intimated the actual start of the works.

EARLIER commencement date 

Effective  09th May 2016, for an eight week period.

The current navigational Air Draught clearance of 29.0m (above MHWS) below the bridge, will be reduced to 25.79m(above MHWS).

Bear Scotland on behalf of Transport Scotland require during this time, to erect two gantries overside on the bridge, at midpoint of navigational span. 

The work is to replace all eight mass tuned dampers on the bridge. Dampers require to be raised/lowered from work barge below mid span. These lifts will wherever possible, be carried out around low water slack.

All vessels to keep a listening watch on VHF Ch12.

Pleae contact the Harbour Office if you wish further info or to discuss a possible vessel transit.

Capt Ken Maclean

Harbour Master

Port of Inverness 01463 715715