Thursday, 1 October 2009

MoD exercise blocks Laxford Bridge

News Release
Rob Gibson SNP MSP for Highlands and Islands has condemned the disruption to life in NW Sutherland due to an MoD vehicle destroying the parapet at Laxford Bridge on the A838.

He said, 'School children, doctors and general travellers were stranded due to MoD exercise vehicles destroying part of Laxford Bridge today.'

'If any costs arise then the MoD must pay in full. Also I hear that oil may have spilled into the river. If mussel beds are affected this could be an even bigger mess.!

Mr Gibson concluded, 'I will be writing to the MoD to seek a full explanation and agreement by them to pay full costs so that local people are not out of pocket and any environmental dame as well as damage to the bridge is made good as soon as they can. The Royal engineers are always touting for bridge building activities. They are needed urgently to fix Laxford Bridge.'



Pictured: MoD lorry being dragged out of the river Laxford.

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