Major refurbishment requires closure of Clackmae Bridge


Published: Friday, 13th October 2017

Clackmae Bridge will be closed for ten weeks to allow major refurbishment and strengthening works to take place.

The bridge, which is situated on the C76 road near Earlston, will be closed from Monday 16 October to Friday 22 December to allow the replacement of the existing deck and strengthening works to be carried out safely.


Diversions will be in place, with the signed alternative route via the A68 through Earlston, the D4/4 at South Blainslie and the C76.

Bridge repairs programme

The £690,000 Clackmae works are part of a programme of bridge repairs in 2017/18 which also include improvements to Lowood Bridge between Galashiels and Melrose, Bowanhill Bridge near Teviothead and Bowden Church Bridge.

Executive Member for Roads and Infrastructure, Councillor Gordon Edgar

“The C76 road is an important route for the local community, which is why the Council is carrying out these works to the Clackmae Bridge.

“It is part of a significant bridge repairs programme by SBC in 2017/18 which will ensure Clackmae, alongside a number of other important bridges in the Borders, can continue to be used for years to come.”


An image of Clackmae Bridge and map of diversion route is available on our Flickr page.