Work has finally been completed on a bridge at Lady Mary’s Walk.
The structure, which crosses over the former railway line, had become worn in parts and they were replaced by community greenspace staff Kevin Urquhart, Derek Cope and Jerry Evans.
Local councillors and the council’s environment committee vice-convener visited the site last week and gave the work their seal of approval.
Councillor Ann Cowan, who attended the opening, said: “It was grand to see the wonderful work that has been carried on the bridge at Lady Mary’s Walk.
“It had been in a sad state of repair and beginning to show its age quite badly. But now it looks like new!
“This bridge gets quite a lot of use, not just pedestrians but fishermen in large vehicles too.
“I know that its is well looked after, being cleaned regularly and small running repairs carried out whenever necessary.
“I would like to congratulate Alistair Godfrey and all concerned with this splendid makeover, and I feel it will now last for a great many years.”
As well as improving the bridge, the works have also benefitted the local community by the salvaging of some of the old timber that was being replaced.
This is being donated, in the interests of sustainability and recycling, to the Allotment Association of Crieff.
Environment vice convener Councillor Mike Williamson said: “We carry out works on our parks and green spaces as and when they are required, and the refurbishment of the bridge here at Lady Mary’s Walk has been completed quickly and efficiently by our staff.
“I am delighted that the works have been completed ahead of schedule, and to hear that members of the community are pleased with the maintenance carried out.
“It is also excellent that we are able to demonstrate best practice by putting some of the materials removed to new use to assist the local allotment association as it develops.”