Bridge torched by vandals 
has to be torn down

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A wooden bridge at Moodiesburn Glen which has been repeatedly torched by vandals is now so unsafe it has to be removed.

The bridge, located between Kelvin Drive and Bridgend Place, suffered significant damage after vandals set it ablaze in two recent incidents.

After consultation with local elected members, North Lanarkshire 
Council has taken the 
decision to remove the structure to protect 
public safety.

Contractor Taymore has been commissioned to remove the bridge, 
with work due to start on Tuesday, May 3.

The bridge was 
installed in 2010 with funding from the 
Forestry Commission, as part of a woodland improvement project in the Glen.

A council spokesperson said: “The bridge has been repeatedly vandalised.

“The council has 
carried out a number of repairs, including replacing parts of the wooden deck with metal.

“Access to the Glen will be maintained via the smaller bridge at Bridgend Place.

“The council will investigate the possibility of replacing the bridge at a 
future date.”