Country park bridge reopens after council repairs

The closure of the Horseshoe Bridge in Calderglen Country Park had made many trails inaccessible.

Calderglen Country Park Horseshoe Bridge reopens after council repairs LDRS

A popular bridge in a South Lanarkshire park has finally been repaired and reopened.

Upgrades to the Horseshoe Bridge in Calderglen Country Park are complete and it is open to the public, letting visitors experience the views and explore many of the trails which have been inaccessible while work has been taking place.

Councillor Robert Brown, Rutherglen South, chair of the council’s community and enterprise resources committee, said: “The main aim of the project was to ensure people can continue to enjoy and appreciate the Horseshoe Falls and to protect public access to the trails on the south side of the river well into the future.

“The improved Horseshoe Bridge can be used by people with disabilities, with better paths which improve access for all to the other side of the river.

The Horseshoe in Calderglen Country Park before and after repairs.LDRS

“The work has also been designed to enable maintenance vehicles and other machinery to cross to the other side of the river, which was not previously possible, thus future-proofing the park in preparation for when further funding can be secured to carry out woodland and path improvements.

“We thank all park users for their patience during these works and hope that everyone will look forward to using the bridge and continue to enjoy the Horseshoe Falls and South Trails for years to come.”

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