Bridges work is completed

Work on the John Muir Way has taken an important step forward with the completion of a £15,000 project to upgrade two key sections of the route in East Lothian.

The initiative has seen significant improvements to two footbridges at Longniddry and the John Muir Country Park in East Lothian.

The work has been completed to prepare for the official opening of Scotland’s newest long distance route on John Muir’s birthday on April 21, 2014.

The John Muir Way will link Muir’s birthplace in Dunbar to Helensburgh via Scotland’s first National Park - Loch Lomond and the Trossachs. The stretch through East Lothian is an important section of the route.

The bridge within John Muir Country Park became rundown after years of use. The new structure is designed to be more robust and sustainable, to meet the needs of future trail users, and to be stronger in any floods.