Statement from Dumfries and Galloway Council re: Cuthbertson Memorial Bridge and the Jubilee Bridge, Annan
Following the extreme weather over the past few days Officers from Dumfries and Galloway Council have held a briefing with Members of Ward 10 (Annandale South) to discuss the impact of the flooding from the River Annan.
Particular focus was placed on the two bridges: the Cuthbertson Memorial Bridge and the Jubilee Bridge, which have washed away as a result of the significant volume of flood water overtopping the bridge decks.
The Council Structures Management System, which holds a register of our bridges and their details, contains over 1,200 bridges and the importance of these both in recreational and economic terms is greatly acknowledged.
Our Council's work around this time continues to focus on the safety of people. Thorough inspections of all the bridges at flood locations across the region is being carried out by our engineers and will continue, as weather and safety precautions allows.
The Council welcomes the enthusiasm of the Annan community and will work with them to assist in exploring all options to address their local issue to reach a satisfactory conclusion.
We would like to thank all our communities for their help in managing and alerting us to incidents over the past couple of days.