First foundation pile installed for Cross Tay Link Road bridge
A major milestone has been reached in the Cross Tay Link Road (CTLR) project as the first foundation pile was installed for the new bridge.
The £152.5 million project, the largest ever infrastructure project undertaken by Perth & Kinross Council, involves the construction of a new three-span bridge over the River Tay and six kilometres of new road linking the A9 and the A93 to Blairgowrie and the A94 north of Scone. It also includes the realignment of two kilometres of dual carriageway on the A9 just north of Inveralmond Roundabout.
The three-span bridge across the Tay is expected to be finished in early summer 2024, with the whole project due to be completed by BAM Nuttall in 2025.
Perth Transport Futures shared a picture on social media of the moment building work on the bridge got underway, with the first pile being driven into the riverbank at the east pier.
A spokesperson for Perth and Kinross Council said the installation of the first of the 85 foundation piles needed for the bridge was a “significant step forward” in the project.