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‘Old-style’ Glenlivet Distillery road bridge carries first traffic

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September 21 2016

‘Old-style’ Glenlivet Distillery road bridge carries first traffic
Robertson Civil Engineering have confirmed completion of a modern day ‘pack horse’ road bridge to improve connectivity after drinks manufacturer Chivas Brothers specified an ‘old-style stone’ look for the connection.

Designed by Norr and Blyth and Blyth engineers the three span bridge links the Dalmunach Distillery to a new visitor centre and has been built in the style of a pack horse bridge, used in Glenlivet branding.

Tony Fry, managing director of Robertson Civil Engineering commented: “The fact that Chivas Brothers wanted something that was ‘old style stone’ has made this particular bridge so unique. It’s not often we’re asked to do bridges like this one, but when we are, it is a real privilege.

“Their desire to tie the structure into their brand signifier has made it a very interesting project to work on, and the end result is sure to be admired by visitors to the distillery for many years to come.”

5 Comments

STW
#1 Posted by STW on 21 Sep 2016 at 13:29 PM
That's a nice bit of work but maybe next time they should get someone who understands dof to photograph it so they get the bridge in focus :D
Jon
#2 Posted by Jon on 21 Sep 2016 at 13:53 PM
Rather bizarre that they haven't build the stone wall to a regulation compliant height, resulting in a metal handrail that ruins any attempt to make this bridge look "traditional"...
dave the docker
#3 Posted by dave the docker on 23 Sep 2016 at 13:18 PM
awful....this offends my eyes every time i look....must have been drawn by the office tea boy. and the rail! somebody has no idea of what they're doing. totally missed opportunity. hope I don't see it in real life or I'd give it a damn good kick.
Terra
#4 Posted by Terra on 27 Sep 2016 at 22:52 PM
It's lovely! Well done.
Dr P
#5 Posted by Dr P on 5 Oct 2016 at 11:44 AM
Not exactly harking back to the proportions of the simple elegant 'old style' bridges like the old packhorse bridge, Carrbridge or the one on their branding. Missed opportunity to do something interesting...

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