Construction started on the Landshut Bridge in 2011 and was completed in July 2014, with the official opening attended by delegates from Landshut on 28 August 2014. Named in honour of Elgin’s twin community in Bavaria the newly erected bridge spans both the existing River Lossie and a new flood relief channel.
The 75m long bridge is a two-span arch structure with a suspended deck. The foundations of the bridge required 1,460 tonnes of concrete. Over 600 tonnes of steelwork were erected by Cleveland Bridge UK, who have also worked on the Kessock Bridge and the new Forth Replacement Crossing.
August 2013 saw the delivery and erection of the arches and walkways. A 700 tonne capacity crane moved the steel segments into position and the heavy lifting operations took just three weeks to complete.