Historic Jubilee bridge at Appin receives funding boost


22 October 2013
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imports_CESC_0-kdw8u6gi-100000_49426.jpg Historic Jubilee bridge at Appin receives funding boost
A footbridge built in 1897 to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria has received a £20,000 funding boost from The Crown Estate. ...
A footbridge built in 1897 to commemorate the diamond jubilee of Queen Victoria has received a £20,000 funding boost from The Crown Estate.

The Jubilee Bridge in Argyll & Bute, connects two sides of the village of Appin, and the local community has been fundraising for the past few years, as the bridge began to deteriorate due to the tide and weather conditions. The bridge is a nineteen-span footbridge and originally allowed access between two Appin churches. It is a popular landmark for walkers and cyclists, who continue to use the bridge thanks to repairs by local working parties, who have regularly replaced wooden beams.

The new Crown Estate £20,000 grant will fund improvements to the main beams, deck boards and parapets. Fiona Wynne, Stewardship Manager at The Crown Estate, said: 'The aim of our marine stewardship fund is to provide support to initiatives and programmes which contribute to the development of best practice and make a significant contribution to the good management and stewardship of the marine estate.

'The Jubilee Bridge is a well known feature of the Appin community and I'm pleased our funds can help preserve this much loved footbridge.'

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