A917 Kilrenny Bridge Strengthening Works

Street Level View

Street Level View


Fife Council plan to undertake major bridge strengthening and refurbishment work at Kilrenny on the A917 between Anstruther and Crail.  On completion, the existing traffic lights will be removed and two way traffic will be restored over the bridge.   

A contract has been awarded to Realm Construction with work programmed between May and August this year.

The existing concrete bridge dates from 1937 and is in poor condition.  Since 2001, it has been limited to single lane operation controlled by traffic lights.  Temporary props are in place beneath the deck to avoid imposing a weight restriction. 

Planning consent has been obtained for the proposed works. 



Proposed Strengthening Works

It is planned to install a steel tunnel liner over the Kilrenny Burn and infill beneath the bridge deck with concrete. The new arch bridge will be clad in natural stone sympathetic to its location in the Kilrenny Conservation Area.  Above deck level, the concrete parapets will also be replaced in natural stone. The road will be resurfaced with junctions realigned to suit the new arrangement. 

As the majority of the work will happen below road level, the impact on bridge traffic will be minimised during the works.

This proposal to infill the bridge will result in a significant cost saving compared to demolition, it is far less disruptive to road users and local residents, and has a reduced environmental impact. The concrete parapets, road surface, temporary kerbs and handrails, which need to be removed, will all be recycled off site.

This work is being undertaken as part of the Fife Bridge Works Programme. 

 A drawing showing the scheme proposals is attached.  

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