Lossiemouth is a small coastal town in the North East of Scotland. The town sits at the mouth of the River Lossie which separates the town from the East Beach. Access to this beach is via a 100 year old wooden bridge which has now fallen into disrepair. The Lossiemouth Community Development Trust has stepped in to try to find the necessary estimated .5m funds needed to repair or replace this bridge allowing continued access for the locals and visitors alike to this unspoilt stretch of coast.
The Seatown Bridge is the only safe access to the Lossiemouth East Beach. The Bridge is over 100 years old and is in a state of disrepair. Surveys have identified numerous weak points in the structure. Previously the bridge has been maintained by local government but this is no longer the case. The Bridge is estimated to have a life of between 1 and 4 years left before it will be closed to the public on safety grounds. This will deprive locals and visitors access to this historic beach.
Funds raised via Global Giving will add to the overall fundraising effort. An estimate of .5M is needed to refurbish or replace the bridge. The GG effort may be seen as small but it will show the support we need to get to be able to apply to larger funders for help. The Global Reach of GG gives our cause an international dimension which fits comfortably with the multi national users of the bridge. If this project fails, the bridge closes, access is lost.. simple as that.
With the help of Global Giving benefactors we can get this bridge repaired and on to a more secure financial and infrastructure footing. The bridge has been used by young and old alike, locals and visitors from around the world for over 100 years. The Bridge is at the heart of the town and an iconic structure in design and engineering history. We want to keep the Bridge open with free safe access for all.